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Kenzan style desk screen with design of mountain retreat

Inkstone screen (kenbyo)
Artist: Imitation of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743), Kyoto workshop
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, late 19th century
Buff clay; iron pigment, enamels under transparent lead glaze.
27.6 x 38.2 x 2.6 cm
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

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]


[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
C.L. Freer source: Rufus E. Moore (1840 - 1918)
On View Location
Freer: The Peacock Room Comes to America
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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