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Spring Landscape

Hanging scroll
Artist: Kano Tan'yu (1602-1674)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1672
Ink and tint on silk
164.7 x 48.8 cm
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
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]


[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.

Previous Owners
Rufus E. Moore
On View Location
Currently not on view
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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