Fugen Bosatsu seated on an elephant

Maker(s)
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760-1849)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1760-1849
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet and image): 23.1 x 17.7 cm (9 1/8 x 6 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1904.415
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf

Keywords
Buddhism, Edo period (1615 - 1868), elephant, halo, Japan, lotus
Provenance

To 1904
Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Tokyo, 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] According to the Accession List, Collections Management office, F1904.413-.428 were purchased from Kobayashi and Co. in September and October 1904. See also, Miscellaneous Reserve List, May 1917, R. 5713, Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions, 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
Kobayashi Bunshichi (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1861-1923

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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