December 19, 2016
"Moonlight Revelry at Dozo Sagami"
Monday, November 21, 2016
Showing the interior of an entertainments quarter in late 18th century Japan, Moonlight Revelry at Dozo Sagami (detail), is one of three large-scale paintings attributed to renowned artist Kitagawa Utamaro. Purchased by Charles Lang Freer in 1903, the painting will be featured in the exhibition, "Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered" at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery this April through July. The exhibition, curated by Professor of the History of Art Julie Nelson Davis and Freer and Sackler Senior Curator of Japanese Art James Ulak, brings the painting together with companion works on the themes of snow and flowers held at the Okada Museum of Art and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, respectively, for the first time since 1879.