Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers

Artist: Unkoku Tōeki 雲谷等益 (1591-1644)
Historical period(s)
Momoyama or Edo period, late 16th century or early 17th century
Ink and gold on paper
H x W: 178.5 x 375.3 cm (70 1/4 x 147 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Screen (four-panel)

Japan, landscape, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573)

A sub-temple of Myoshinji, Kyoto [1]

To 1904
Yamanaka and Company, to 1904 [2]

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

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


[1] The Envelope File contained the following: "These screens (F1904.354-355) came from a sub-temple of Myoshinji, Kyoto" (see F1904.354, Curatorial Remark 5, H.E. Buckman, 1964, in the object record).

[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Screen List, pg. 28, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Myoshinji Temple
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Zaigai hiho [(Japanese Paintings in Western Collections]. 3 vols., Tokyo. vol. 1: pt. II, p. 21.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 76, vol. 2: p. 175.
  • Midori Sano. "造形のポエティカ : 日本美術史を巡る新たな地平." The Poetics Form: New Horizons In Japanese Art History. Japan. p. 614.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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