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Benten (Sarasvati) seated on a rock

Image for Benten (Sarasvati) seated on a rock
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Previous custodian or owner
Michael Tomkinson (1841 - 1921) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
To 1904
Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921), Kidderminster, England, to 1904 [1]
From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Michael Tomkinson in 1904 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Kakemono Reserved List, R. 401, pg. 11, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[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.
Artist
Kano Tsunenobu 狩野常信 (1636 - 1713)
Date
mid 17th-early 18th century
Period
Edo period
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 92 x 34.9 cm (36 1/4 x 13 3/4 in)
Type
Painting
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Accession Number
F1904.376
Topic
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Sarasvati
biwa
Japan
Benten
Japanese Art
Origin
Japan
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