Sliding door

Artist: Ogata Kōrin 尾形光琳 (1658-1716)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 17th-18th century
Ink, color and silver on sugi (cryptomeria) wood
H x W (frame): 174.5 x 95 cm (68 11/16 x 37 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Architectural Element, Painting

Sliding door (sugido)

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Mount Fuji, plum blossom, Tales of Ise

To 1903
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1903 [1]

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

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]


[1] See Original Screen List, pg. 18, 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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Published References
  • Toshiko Ito. Ise monogatari-e. Showa 59 Tokyo. fig. 25.
  • Rinpa kaiga zenshu [Paintings of Rinpa]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1977-1980. cat. 11, vol. 3.
  • Zaigai Nihon no Shiho [Japanese Art: Selections from Western Collections]. 10 vols., Tokyo, 1979 - 1980. vol. 5: pl. 63-66.
  • Zaigai hiho [(Japanese Paintings in Western Collections]. 3 vols., Tokyo. vol. 1: pt II, p. 80, vol. 1, pt. I, pl. 60.
  • Mayuyama Junkichi. Japanese Art in the West. Tokyo. pl. 240a-b.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 52, vol. 2: p. 169.
  • Matsushita Takaaki. Bamboo, Prunus and Pine. no. 82 Tokyo, January 1958. p. 9, fig. 1.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 130.
  • Yoshiaki Shimizu. An Individual Taste for Japanese Painting. vol. 118, no. 258 London, August 1983. pp. 136-149, fig. 16.
  • Tomoko Emura. "尾形光琳の江戸在住と画風転換‒フリーア美術館所蔵「白梅図屛風」について." Ogata Korin’s Time in Edo and Changes in His Brushwork—Focusing on A Budding Plum Tree in the Freer Gallery of Art. no. 421 Taito-Ku, Tokyo Japan, March 2017. p. 194, fig. 16.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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