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Peacock

Peacock

Maker(s)
Artist: Mori Sosen (1747 - 1821)
Medium:
Color and ink on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (with jiku): 173.3 x 58.3 cm (68 1/4 x 22 15/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Topic:
peacock, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, ukiyo-e, kakemono, Japanese Art
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Date:
late 18th century
Period:
Edo period
Accession Number:
F1898.6
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Provenance:
To 1898 Edward S. Hull Jr., New York, to 1898 [1] From 1898 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Edward S. Hull Jr. in 1898 [2] From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3] Notes: [1] See Original Kakemono List, L. 124, pg. 26, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Edward S. Hull Jr. was Ernest Francisco Fenollosa’s (1853-1908) lawyer. Hull often acted as an agent, facilitating purchases of objects consigned to him by Fenollosa, as well as purchases of objects consigned to him by Fenollosa's well-known associate, Bunshichi Kobayashi (see correspondence, Hull to Freer, 1898-1900, as well as invoices from E.S. Hull Jr., 1898-1900, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives). See also, Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), pgs. 15 and 34. See further, Thomas Lawton and Linda Merrill, Freer: A Legacy of Art, (Washington, D.C. and New York: Freer Gallery of Art and H. N. Abrams, 1993), pgs. 133-134. [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.
Rights:
Copyright with museum






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