Buddha Enthroned on a Mat of Kusa Grass

image for Buddha Enthroned on a Mat of Kusa Grass
Previous custodian or owner
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
To 1905
Yamanaka & Company, to 1905 [1]
From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1905 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Kakemono List, L. 519, 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. This object exhibits seals, colophons, or inscriptions that could provide additional information regarding the object’s history; see Curatorial Remarks in the object record for further details.
[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.
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
17th century
Period
Ming or Qing dynasty
Accession Number
F1905.293
Topic
Buddhism
Buddha
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
China
halo
throne
mandorla
Chinese Art
Origin
China
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 168.5 x 73.1 cm (66 5/16 x 28 3/4 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Painting