A Courtesan under a cherry tree

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Maker(s)
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760 - 1849)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1760-1849
Medium
Color and ink on silk
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 175.6 x 39.9 cm (69 1/8 x 15 11/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1902.100
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
cherry blossom, cherry tree, courtesan, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, ukiyo-e
Provenance

To 1902
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908), New York, NY, and Spring Hill, AL, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ernest Francisco Fenollosa, in Detroit, MI, in 1902 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono List, L. 279, pg. 64, 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
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (C.L. Freer source) 1853 - 1908

Published References
  • Jack Hillier. Hokusai Drawings. London. pl. 37.
  • Ernest Francisco Fenollosa. Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art: An Outline History of East Asiatic Design. 2 vols., London and New York. opp. p. 202.
  • Ernest Francisco Fenollosa. Catalogue of the Exhibition of Paintings of Hokusai: Held at the Japan Fine Art Association, Uyeno Park, Tókio, from 13th to 30th January, 1900. Exh. cat. Tokyo, January 13 - 30, 1900. cat. 89.
  • Ernest F. Fenollosa Papers: The Houghton Library, Harvard University. 2 vols., , Japanese ed. Tokyo. pl. 6.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum