Metal-cut of Print No. 72 in reduced scale after Drawing No. 72 by Hokusai (1760-1849)

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Print No. 72 in reduced scale after drawing No. 72 by Hokusai (1760-1849) for “hanshita-e” or final sketches for projected series of one hundred prints, entitled the “Hyakunin Isshu Ubaga Etoki” (Poems by One Hundred Poets as Explained by a Wet Nurse). Poet represented: Yushi Nai Shinno Ke no Kii; corresponding original in the Freer Gallery of Art: F1955.3. Other Hokusai drawings from the same series in the Freer Gallery of Art are numbered F1903.288, F1907.548 through F1907.580, and F1955.3 through F1955.6.

Zinc metal-cut (a) mounted on wood from which a proof (b) and a print (c) were made.

Historical period(s)
1900
Medium
Zinc metal-cut mounted on wood
Dimensions
H x W: 14.5 x 20.1 cm (5 11/16 x 7 15/16 in)
Geography
France
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1918.115a
On View Location
Currently not on view
Type

Printing plate/block

Provenance

To 1902
Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921), Kidderminster, England, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Michael Tomkinson in 1902 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Folder sheet note. Michael Tomkinson gave this object to C.L. Freer in 1902, when Freer purchased a group of related Hokusai drawings (F1907.548-F1907.580). See Voucher, August 1902, Sheet No. 3, among group entitled "Journal," Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Registration List and Appendix VIII to "Inventory," Miscellaneous Section, 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. Transferred to Library (according to Curatorial Remark 2, L.O. West, April 12, 1956).

Description

Print No. 72 in reduced scale after drawing No. 72 by Hokusai (1760-1849) for "hanshita-e" or final sketches for projected series of one hundred prints, entitled the "Hyakunin Isshu Ubaga Etoki" (Poems by One Hundred Poets as Explained by a Wet Nurse). Poet represented: Yushi Nai Shinno Ke no Kii; corresponding original in the Freer Gallery of Art: F1955.3. Other Hokusai drawings from the same series in the Freer Gallery of Art are numbered F1903.288, F1907.548 through F1907.580, and F1955.3 through F1955.6.

Zinc metal-cut (a) mounted on wood from which a proof (b) and a print (c) were made.

Label

1. See (curatorial remarks) F1918.54abc.

2. (H.P. Stern, 1956) "Hanshita-e - - Hart to Samuel to Bateson to R.E. Lewis Collection to Freer Gallery of Art F1955.5."

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Rights Statement

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