A branch of flowering hibiscus
- Hanging scroll
- Artist: Kano Tan'yū 狩野探幽 (Japanese, 1602 - 1674)
- Historical period(s)
- Edo period, 1667
- Ink and color on silk
- H x W (image): 27 x 39 cm (10 5/8 x 15 3/8 in)
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Kano Tanyu, the leading artist of his day, headed a workshop in Edo and served as an official painter for the Tokugawa government and prominent warrior houses.His work ranged from monumental themes for screens and sliding doors in castles and temples to small hanging scrolls like this one and encompassed both Chinese and Japanese modes. This study in Chinese mode conveys a seasonal mood appropriate to a late summer or early autumn tea gathering.
Rufus E. Moore (1840 - 1918), New York to 1892 
From 1892 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1892 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Kakemono List, pg. 1, 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.
- Former owner
- Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) (1840 - 1918)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Japanese Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum