Landscape: mountains, stream and bridge

Artist: Kenko Shokei (ca.1480-ca.1518)
Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, late 15th-early 16th century
Ink and color on paper
H x W: 35 x 25.7 cm (13 3/4 x 10 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

bridge, Japan, kakemono, landscape, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), river, water

To 1903
Charles Gillot (1853-1903), Paris, to 1903 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the sale of the Gillot Collection, Durand-Ruel Gallery, Paris, through Yamanaka & Company, February 1904 [2]

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


[1] The sale of works belonging to French artist Charles Gillot took place in February, 1904, at the Durand-Ruel Gallery in Paris. Yamanaka Sadajiro attended the sale and annotated the sales catalogue (now in the Freer and Sackler Library) on Charles Lang Freer's behalf (see F1904.47, Curatorial Remark 5, Louise Cort, July 11, 2001, in the object record). See also, Accession List, Voucher No. 52, March 1914, for further information regarding Yamanaka & Company's purchase at the Gillot sale.

[2] See Original Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Reproduction List, pg. 1, R. 5702, L. 32, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[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 Gillot (C.L. Freer source) 1853-1903
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
CC0 - Creative Commons (CC0 1.0)

This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions). You can copy, modify, and distribute this work without contacting the Smithsonian. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery welcome information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.