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A Stream, grasses and flowering plants

Artist
Shibata Zeshin 柴田是真 (1807-1891)
Date
1807-1891
Period
Edo period or Meiji era
Type
Painting
Medium
Color on silk panel
Dimensions
H x W (image): 91 × 28.3 cm (35 13/16 × 11 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Accession Number
F1898.116
Previous custodian or owner
Edward S. Hull Jr. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
To 1898
Edward S. Hull Jr., New York to 1898 [1]
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Edward S. Hull Jr. in 1898 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Kakemono List, L. 178, pg. 39, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Edward S. Hull Jr. was Ernest Francisco Fenollosa’s (1853-1908) lawyer. Hull often acted as an agent, facilitating purchases of objects consigned to him by Fenollosa, as well as purchases of objects consigned to him by Fenollosa's
well-known associate, Bunshichi Kobayashi (see correspondence, Hull to Freer, 1898-1900, as well as invoices from E.S. Hull Jr., 1898-1900, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives). See also, Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), pgs. 15 and 34. See further, Thomas Lawton and Linda Merrill, Freer: A Legacy of Art, (Washington, DC and New York: Freer Gallery of Art and H. N. Abrams, 1993), pgs. 133-134.
[2] See note 1.
[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Origin
Japan