Historical period(s)
Edo period, 17th century
Ink, slight color, and gold on paper
H x W (each): 57.5 x 357.5 cm (22 5/8 x 140 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Screens (six-panel)

cloud, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, wave

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

To 1969
Franz Bader, Inc., Washington DC [2]

From 1969
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Franz Bader, Inc., Washington DC [3]


[1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] 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)


This striking design of waves and gold clouds was copied from paintings created in 1599 by Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610). Presumably executed no more than a century after Tohaku's death by a follower in the Hasegawa school, these screens vary from the artist's original in their use of gold and less complex brushwork. Here, the painter employs gold particles to represent sea spray and mist.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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