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Kenzan style desk screen with design of mountain retreat

Type
Inkstone screen (kenbyo)
Maker(s)
Artist: Imitation of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743), Kyoto workshop
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, late 19th century
Medium
Buff clay; iron pigment, enamels under transparent lead glaze.
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 27.6 x 38.2 x 2.6 cm (10 7/8 x 15 1/16 x 1 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1897.20

To 1897
Rufus E. Moore, New York, NY, to 1897 [1]

From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1897 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 33, 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)
Ceramic
Keyword(s)
Japan, landscape, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), mountain
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
The Story of the Beautiful, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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