Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1917 
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 According to information provided by Yamanaka and Company (see Curatorial Remarks, Louise Cort, April 5, 2010, in the object record). See also, F1917.317.1, Curatorial Remark 5, Louise Cort, July 8, 2010, in the object record.
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1270, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City. See note 2.
 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
Previous custodian or owner:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)