Design of two figures, a man and a girl

Artist: Torii Kiyonobu 鳥居清信 (1664-1729)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1664-1729
H x W x D: 58.1 x 30.8 x 2.5 cm (22 7/8 x 12 1/8 x 1 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Tool and Equipment


cat, child, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, man

To 1904
Yamanaka & Company, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1904 [2]

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


[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1229-1230, pg. 21-C, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • James A. Michener. The Floating World. New York. pp. 51-52, 264-5, figs. 10a-b.
  • Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 118, pp. 304-305.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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