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F1903.218: Monkeys and trees on a river bank F1903.219: Monkeys and trees on a river bank

Monkeys and trees on a river bank

Type
Screens (six-panel, pair)
Maker(s)
Artist: Sesson Shukei (1504-1589)
Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, 1568-1615
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W (.218): 176.5 x 371.1 cm (69 1/2 x 146 1/8 in) H x W (.219): 176.5 x 370.8 cm (69 1/2 x 146 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1903.218-219

To 1903
Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Tokyo, to 1903 [1]

From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunshichi Kobayashi in 1903 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono List, L. 81, pg. 22, 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
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Keyword(s)
Japan, landscape, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), monkey, river, water
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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