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Gama Sennin (Chinese Hou Xiansheng) and his three-legged toad
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Soga Shohaku (1730-1781)
Ink on paper
H x W: 200.8 x 55.2 cm (79 1/16 x 21 3/4 in)
Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Yokohama, to 1904 
From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunshichi Kobayashi in 1904 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, pg. 131, 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Tales and Legends in Japanese Art (June 21, 2003 to January 4, 2004)
Japanese Art (July 1, 1974 to April 10, 1978)
Japanese Art: Paintings and Pottery (July 1, 1966 to May 2, 1973)
Japanese Art (January 1, 1963 to July 1, 1966)
Previous custodian or owner:
Kobayashi Bunshichi 小林文七 (ca. 1861-1923) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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