Suikoden

Unfinished. Titles inscribed. Silk makimono.

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Maker(s)
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760 - 1849)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1829
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on silk
Dimensions
H x W: 39.6 x 170.1 cm (15 9/16 x 66 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1904.142
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
bird, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, makimono, tiger, tree, ukiyo-e, warrior
Provenance

To 1904
Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921), Kidderminster, England, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Michael Tomkinson in 1904 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Makimono List, L. 453, pg. 121, 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)

Michael Tomkinson (C.L. Freer source) 1841 - 1921
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Unfinished. Titles inscribed. Silk makimono.

Published References
  • Nobuo Tsuji. Hokusai. Nihon no bijutsu, 31; Bukku obu bukkusu Tokyo. pl. 54.
  • Theodore Bowie. The Drawings of Hokusai. Bloomington. fig. 105.
  • Jack Hillier. Hokusai Drawings. London. pl. 41.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum