Ehon Chūkyō

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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760-1849)
Publisher: Kobayashi Shinbē 小林新兵衛
Editor: Takai Ranzan 高井蘭山 (1762-1839)
Block cutter: Sugita Kinsuke 杉田金助
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1834 (Tenpō 5)
Woodblock printed; ink on paper; paper covers
H x W x D: 22.8 x 15.7 x 1 cm (9 x 6 3/16 x 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase, The Gerhard Pulverer Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment, Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial fund in appreciation of Jeffrey P. Cunard and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2003-2007)
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Edo period (1615 - 1868), Gerhard Pulverer collection, Japan

To ?
Wakai Kenzaburo [1]

Hayashi Tadamasa (1853-1906), Tokyo and Paris [2]

To 2007
Dr. and Mrs. Gerhard Pulverer, Germany, to 2007

From 2007
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. and Mrs. Gerhard Pulverer in 2007


[1] See Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. and Mrs. Gerhard Pulverer
Hayashi Tadamasa 1853-1906

Published References
  • James T. Ulak, Ann Yonemura, Alessandro Bianchi, Julie Nelson Davis. The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book. Washington.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book
Google Cultural Institute
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