A courtesan looking into a hand mirror

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Maker(s)
Artist: Katsukawa Shunshō 勝川春章 (1726-1792)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 66.7 × 29 cm (26 1/4 × 11 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1898.136
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
courtesan, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, mirror, ukiyo-e
Provenance

To 1898
W.H. Ketcham, New York to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from W.H. Ketcham in 1898 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono List, S.I. 183, pg. 6, 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
W. H. Ketcham (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Elisabeth West FitzHugh. A Pigment Census of Ukiyo-e Paintings in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 11 Washington and Ann Arbor, 1979. pp. 27-38.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum