Early Ferns, Chapter 48 of The Tale of Genji

Maker(s)
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760 - 1849)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1810-1814
School
Ukiyo-e School
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (panel): 188 x 60.8 cm (74 x 23 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1904.184
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, ukiyo-e
Provenance

Collection of Mr. Homma [1]

To 1904
Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Yokohama, to 1904 [2]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunshichi Kobayashi in Detroit 1904 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 3, citing an undated note from the Original Kakemono List. This probably refers to the collection of Kosa Homna (1842-1909) of Japan.

[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Kakemono List, pg. 128, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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)

Honma Kosa 1842 - 1909
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
Bunshichi Kobayashi (C.L. Freer source) circa 1861 - 1923

Published References
  • 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. 71.
  • Ann Yonemura et al. Hokusai: Volume Two. Exh. cat. Washington, 2006. cat. 63, p. 31, 67.
  • Ann Yonemura. Hokusai: Volume One. Exh. cat. Washington, 2006. cat. 48, p. 66.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum