H x W (image): 98.3 x 47.7 cm (38 11/16 x 18 3/4 in)
Buddhism, bodhisattva, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), Avalokitesvara, willow, Korea, halo, Korean Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Late Goryeo period
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1902 Yamanaka & Company, to April 15, 1902  From 1902 to 1903 Charles Gillot (1853-1903), Paris, purchased from Yamanaka & Company on April 15, 1902  From 1904 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased through Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), from the sale of the Charles Gillot Collection, Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Collection Ch. Gillot: objets d'art et peintures d'extreme-orient, February 8-13, 1904, lot 2004 (ill.)  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  A label accompanying the painting indicates that Charles Gillot purchased the painting from the Japanese dealer, Yamanaka & Company, on April 15, 1902. See also, Curatorial Remark 8 in the object record, which states, "A paper accompanying the painting seems to indicate that Gillot had purchased the painting from the Japanese dealer, Yamanaka, in 1902."  See note 1.  See undated folder sheet note. See L. 31, Original Panel List, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. After Gillot’s death in 1903, a sale of his Asian art collection took place in February 1904 at the Durand-Ruel gallery in Paris. This object was purchased by Siegfried Bing for Charles Lang Freer at that sale (see Curatorial Remark 1 and Curatorial Remark 8, A. Yonemura, September 1983, in the object record).  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.
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