Su Dongpo in a Borrowed Hat

Artist: Tomioka Tessai 富岡鉄斎 (1836-1924)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1912
Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper
H x W (image): 168.9 × 48.4 cm (66 1/2 × 19 1/16 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

Hanging scroll

hanging scroll, Japan, Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Meiji era (1868 - 1912)

To 2009
Matsumoto Shoeido, Kyoto [1]

From 2009 to 2018
Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, WA, purchased from Matsumoto Shoeido on November 9, 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)

Matsumoto Shoeido
Mary Cowles
Cheney Cowles

Published References
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. "生誕百五十年記念富岡鉄斎展." Seitan hyakugojūnen kinen Tomioka Tessaiten. Exh. cat. Kyoto. pl. 106.
  • "開館五周年記念展:鉄斎・東坡の世界." Kaikan goshūnen kinen: Tessai・Tōba no sekai. Exh. cat. Takarazuka, Hyogo. pl. 6.
  • Frank Feltens. Meeting Tessai: Works by Tomioka Tessai from the Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection. Vol. 51, No. 3 Hong Kong, May/June 2020. p. 93, fig. 11.
  • Kodakane Tarō. "別冊墨第10号. :富岡鉄斎、人と書." Bessatsu Sumi 10: Tomioka Tessai, hito to sho. no. 10 Tokyo. p. 154.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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