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Viewing Cherry Blossoms

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1820s-1830s
  • Geography

    Japan
  • Material

    Ink and color on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (.143): 82.4 x 218.3 cm (32 7/16 x 85 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1903.143-144
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1903.143-144

Object Details

  • Artist

    Attributed to Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760-1849)
  • Provenance

    To 1903
    Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Yokohama, to 1903 [1]
    From 1903 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunshichi Kobayashi in 1903 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Screen List, L. 78, pg. 20, 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Hokusai: Mad About Painting (November 20, 2019 to January 9, 2022)
    Japanese Screens (February 11, 1983 to July 19, 1988)
    Japanese Ukiyo-e Painting (May 2, 1973 to July 1, 1974)
    Hokusai Bicentennial Exhibition (March 30, 1960 to August 16, 1961)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japan Fine Arts Association, 1900 (1900)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Kobayashi Bunshichi 小林文七 (ca. 1861-1923) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
  • Restrictions and Rights

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