Various Faces

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai θ‘›ι£ΎεŒ—ζ–Ž (1760 - 1849)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1830
Ink on paper
H x W: 23.7 x 33.1 cm (9 5/16 x 13 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting

Album leaf

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, man, portrait

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]


[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
  • Tamara Schneider. Japonismen in Whistlers Fruhwerk. .
  • Nobuo Tsuji. Hokusai. Nihon no bijutsu, 31; Bukku obu bukkusu Tokyo. fig. 54.
  • Marjorie L. Williams. Japanese prints: Realities of the "floating world": Exhibition held at Cleveland Museum of Art, March 8-May 8, 1983. Exh. cat. Cleveland, Ohio. p. 19.
  • Harold P. Stern. Hokusai: Paintings and Drawings in the Freer Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 11, p. 21.
  • Ann Yonemura. Hokusai: Volume One. Exh. cat. Washington, 2006. cat. 33, p. 40-41.
  • Ann Yonemura et al. Hokusai: Volume Two. Exh. cat. Washington, 2006. cat. 90, p. 79.
  • Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 114, pp. 296-297.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum