Lady Holding a Cat

Maker(s)
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai θ‘›ι£ΎεŒ—ζ–Ž (1760 - 1849)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1810s
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 23 x 19.9 cm (9 1/16 x 7 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1904.256
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf

Keywords
cat, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, woman
Provenance

To 1904
Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Yokohama, 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] See Original Album List, pg. 1, Sketches by Hokusai, S.I. 4, 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)

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

Published References
  • Harold P. Stern. Hokusai: Paintings and Drawings in the Freer Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. Washington. cover.
  • Gerald Lazare. East Meets West: The Art of Gerald & Setsuko Lazare. p. 41, pl. 14.
  • Ann Yonemura. Hokusai: Volume One. Exh. cat. Washington, 2006. cat. 37, p. 46-47.
  • Calendar of Exhibitions. vol. 15, no. 5 Hong Kong, May 1984. p. 62.
  • Ann Yonemura et al. Hokusai: Volume Two. Exh. cat. Washington, 2006. cat. 49, p. 62.
  • Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 105, pp. 276-277.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum