Willows and birds

Artist: Geiai (late 15th century)
Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, 1450-1499
Ink on paper on panel
H x W (image): 110.2 x 52 cm (43 3/8 x 20 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

bird, Japan, kakemono, kingfisher, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), willow tree

To ?
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge, Falls Church, Virginia [1]

To 1963
Franz Bader, Inc., Washington DC [2]

From 1963
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Franz Bader, Inc., Washington, DC [3]


[1] Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record. Louise Cort’s comment states: “According to Victor and Takako Hauge, in a conversation at their home 14 August 2004, this painting was formerly in their collection and was part of an exhibition on the theme of Birds that they organized for the Franz Bader Gallery. It was then identified as Soritsu.”

[2] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

[3] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Franz Bader Gallery
Victor and Takako Hauge (1919-2013, 1923-2015)

Published References
  • Zaigai Nihon no Shiho [Japanese Art: Selections from Western Collections]. 10 vols., Tokyo, 1979 - 1980. vol. 3: pl. 77.
  • Zaigai hiho [(Japanese Paintings in Western Collections]. 3 vols., Tokyo. vol. 2, pt. I, pl. 97.
  • Kachoga no sekai [Flower and Bird Paintings of Japan]. 11 vols., Tokyo, 1981-1983. vol. 2: p. 146.
  • Nihon bijutsu kaiga zenshu. 25 vols., Tokyo, 1977-1980. vol. 2: fig. 41.
  • Genshoku Nihon no Bijutsu [A Kaleidoscope of Japanese Art]. 30 vols., Tokyo, 1966-1980. vol. 27: pl. 51.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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