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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
Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) (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






We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.