Birds, flowers, and trees: on the back, bamboo trees

Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, 1568-1615
Ink on paper
H x W: 177.7 x 378.3 cm (69 15/16 x 148 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Screen (six-panel)

bamboo, flower, Japan, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615)

To 1906
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1906 [1]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1906 [2]

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


[1] One of a pair: F1906.262 and F1906.263. See Original Screen List, S.I. 127, pg. 35, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, the object record for F1906.262, Curatorial Remark 3, which states: "Note from Original Screens List: Was owned by old Shogun of Tokugawa--from his family to Baron Sone."

[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
  • Laurence Binyon. Japanese Art. International art series London and Leipzig. opp. p. 27.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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