Amitabha rising above the hills

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Previous custodian or owner
Mr. Kawara
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
Mr. Kawara, Osaka [1]
To 1906
Yamanaka & Company, to 1906 [2]
From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1906 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] According to a note from Original Kakemono List (see Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record).
[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Screen List, L. 536, pg. 147, 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.
[3] See note 2.
[4] 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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14th century
Period
Kamakura period
Accession Number
F1906.268a-c
Topic
Buddhism
Buddha
Kamakura period (1185 - 1333)
Amitabha Buddha
ushnisha
Japan
halo
kakemono
Japanese Art
Origin
Japan
Medium
Color and gold on silk panel
Dimensions
H x W (image): 89.6 x 65.3 cm (35 1/4 x 25 11/16 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Painting