Figure of the Emperor Matsuhito

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Historical period(s)
Meiji era, late 19th century
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 44.5 x 25.7 x 22.2 cm (17 1/2 x 10 1/8 x 8 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1912.77a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure: human

Keywords
casting, emperor, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
Provenance

To 1912
Samurai Shokai, Yokohama, Japan, to 1912 [1]

From 1912 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Samurai Shokai in 1912 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 382, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Samurai Shokai (C.L. Freer source)

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum