Flying Cuckoo

Maker(s)
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760-1849)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1809
Medium
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 62.5 x 120.6 cm (24 5/8 x 47 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1904.187
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Fan (mounted as a hanging scroll)

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

Collection of Mr. Honma [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 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 Honma (1842-1909) of Japan.

[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Kakemono List, pg. 129, 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
Kobayashi Bunshichi (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1861-1923

Published References
  • Hokusai nikuhitsuga taisei [Compilation of paintings by Hokusai]. Tokyo. no. 97.
  • Ann Yonemura, et al. Hokusai: Volume Two. Exh. cat. Washington, 2006. cat. 44, p. 29, 60.
  • Ann Yonemura. Hokusai: Volume One. Exh. cat. Washington, 2006. cat. 85, p. 126.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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