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Sleeping Man

Sleeping Man
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Artist
Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760-1849)
Date
1760-1849
Period
Edo period
Type
Painting
Album
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet and image): 23.9 x 10.5 cm (9 7/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Accession Number
F1904.419
Previous custodian or owner
Bunshichi Kobayashi 小林文七 (ca. 1861-1923) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
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.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Related Online Resources
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See more items in
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View
Freer Gallery 08: Hokusai: Mad About Painting
Origin
Japan