Zhong Kui and Demons Hunting

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Artist: Tomioka Tessai 富岡鉄斎 (1836-1924)
Historical period(s)
Meiji or Taisho era, late 19th-early 20th century
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
H x W (painting & calligraphy): 27.3 × 738.9 cm (10 3/4 × 290 15/16 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


demon, handscroll, Japan, Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Taisho era (1912 - 1926), Zhong Kui

To 2015
Shibunkaku, Kyoto [1]

From 2015 to 2018
Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, WA, purchased from Shibunkaku on April 20, 2015 [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)

Mary Cowles
Cheney Cowles

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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