“Beauty in the Guise of a Man” (Danso bijin)

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Maker(s)
Artist: Shima Sei'en (1892 - 1970)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, 20th century, prior to 1927
Medium
Ink and color on silk; ivory jiku
Dimensions
H x W (image): 42 × 42.3 cm (16 9/16 × 16 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of Asian Arts
Accession Number
F1996.7
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
bijinga, Japan, kakemono, man, Taisho era (1912 - 1926), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1996
David Newman, London, England, purchased in Japan. [1]

From 1996
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from David Newman, London, England. [2]

Notes:

[1] The painting was purchased in Japan by David Newman. The Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho) of the Japanese government found no encumbrance on the exportation of this painting.

[2] See object record. See also note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

David Newman

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

Undetermined copyright