T. B. Kitson 
Charles A. Greenfield, New York acquired from T.B. Kitson 
Eskenazi Ltd., London, to 1991
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Eskenazi Ltd., London in 1991
 According to Curatorial Note 4, Ann Yonemura, December 24, 1991, in object record
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Charles A. Greenfield
T. B. Kitson
Eskenazi Ltd. Founded 1923
A profound sense of isolation pervades the scene of a nobleman's carriage resting in a field of grass. This scene and the interior motifs of a shoreline come from an episode in The Tale of Genji. Thick foils of gold and silver accentuate the gold and silver powders used in this design. An inkstone, trays for brushes and inksticks, and a water-dropper in the form of a boat are fitted inside the box.
- Published References
- Harold P. Stern. The Magnificent Three: Lacquer, Netsuke, and Tsube: Selections from the Collection of Charles A. Greenfield. Exh. cat. New York. .
- Andrew J. Pikarik. Japanese Lacquer, 1600-1900: Selections from the Charles A. Greenfield Collection. Exh. cat. New York. .
- Ideals of Beauty: Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Thames and Hudson World of Art London and Washington, 2010. p. 152.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum