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Spring Landscape

Type
Hanging scroll
Maker(s)
Artist: Kano Tan'yu (1602-1674)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1672
Medium
Ink and tint on silk
Dimension(s)
H x W (image): 82.5 x 37.7 cm (32 1/2 x 14 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1892.28
Label
A Japanese landscape of rolling hills and blossoming cherry trees suggests the mountainous scenery of Yoshino, a district near Nara famous for its spring scenery. Among Kano Tanyu's numerous paintings are many that reflect his interest in the traditional styles and subjects of Japanese painting (yamato-e). His signature on this painting includes his age of seventy-one years (seventy by Western custom), and his honorific title, hoin (seal of the [Buddhist] Law), which was conferred on him ten years earlier, in 1662.

To 1892
Rufus E. Moore, (1840 - 1918), New York, NY, to 1892 [1]

From 1892 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1892 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono List, pg. 1, 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.

Former owner
C.L. Freer source: Rufus E. Moore (1840 - 1918)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Keyword(s)
cherry blossom, cherry tree, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, landscape, spring, waterfall, yamato-e
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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