Sweeping Away the World’s Dust

Artist: Tomioka Tessai 富岡鉄斎 (1836-1924)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, 1916
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 149.4 × 40 cm (58 13/16 × 15 3/4 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, Taisho era (1912 - 1926)

Adachi Museum of Art [1]

To 2004
Tessaido, Kyoto [2]

From 2004 to 2018
Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, WA, purchased from Tessaido on November 4, 2004 [3]

From 2018
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, Washington [4]


[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 note 1.

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

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Adachi Museum of Art
Tessaido Co., Ltd.
Mary Cowles
Cheney Cowles

Published References
  • "鉄斎研究." Tessai kenkyū. vols. 1-65 Takarazuka, Hyogo, 1969-1983. vol. 23, pl. 14.
  • Paul Allan Berry, Michiyo Morioka. Literati Modern: Bunjinga from Late Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan, The Terry Welch Collection at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, Hawaii. pl. 46.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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