Thatching the Roof

Artist: Yokoi Kinkoku 横井金谷 (1761-1832)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1820s
Hanging scroll; ink and color on satin
H x W (image): 126.1 × 45.7 cm (49 5/8 × 18 in)
Credit Line
The Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

Edo period (1615 - 1868), hanging scroll, Japan, Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, work

To 2009
Tessaido, Kyoto [1]

From 2009 to 2018
Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, WA, purchased from Tessaido on March 1, 2009 [2]

From 2018
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, Washington [3]


[1] Per information provided by the Cowles. See Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection 2018 Gift List for Freer/Sackler, object file, Collections Management.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Tessaido Co., Ltd.
Mary Cowles
Cheney Cowles

Published References
  • "楳亭・金谷―近江蕪村と呼ばれた画家." Baitei ・ Kinkoku - Ōmi Buson to yobareta gaka. Exh. cat. Ōtsu. pl. 207.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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