Sleeping Man

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1760-1849
  • Geography

    Japan
  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (sheet and image): 23.9 x 10.5 cm (9 7/16 x 4 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1904.419
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1904.419

Object Details

  • Artist

    Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760-1849)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    To 1904
    Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Tokyo, to 1904 [1]
    From 1904 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunshichi Kobayashi in 1904 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] According to the Accession List, Collections Management office, F1904.413-.428 were purchased from Kobayashi and Co. in September and October 1904. See also, Miscellaneous Reserve List, May 1917, R. 5713, Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions, 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.
  • Origin

    Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
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