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Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu 本阿弥光悦 (1558-1637)
Ink, color, and gold on paper
H x W: 17.5 x 17.5 cm (6 7/8 x 6 7/8 in)
early 17th century
Previous custodian or owner:
S. Hayashi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
S. Hayashi, Kyoto, to 1909 
From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from S. Hayashi in 1909 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Panel List, S.I. 67p, pg. 22, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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.
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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