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Fish-basket Guanyin

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century
Ink and color on silk
176.7 x 73.6 cm
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

Temple of Koya-san, Jizo [1]

To 1904
Yamanaka & Company, to 1904 [2]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1904 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1] According to Curatorial Remark 3, an undated folder sheet note, in the object record, which states, "'From Jizo --- in temple of Koya-san.' See List."

[2] Original folder sheet note. Also see Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 355, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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
Jizo-in, sub-temple of Koya-san
C.L. Freer source: Yamanaka and Co.
On View Location
Currently not on view
bodhisattva, Buddhism, carp, China, Guanyin, lotus, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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