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image: Bamboo stems with branches and foliage

Bamboo stems with branches and foliage

Type
Hanging scroll
Maker(s)
Artist: Kishi Ganku (1749-1838)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
School
Individualist School
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimension(s)
H x W (image): 51.9 x 67.2 cm (20 7/16 x 26 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1894.30

To 1894
M. Terauchi, to 1894 [1]

From 1894 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Terauchi in December 1894 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note, object file. For price, see Journal Voucher, December, 1894, 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
M. Terauchi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Keyword(s)
bamboo, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






The Freer is closed for renovation and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.