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Two sketches: lady playing samisen and lady with back to observer looks between open shoji

Album leaf
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760 - 1849)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1760-1849
Ink on paper
H x W: 73 x 49.7 cm (28 3/4 x 19 9/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

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]


[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.

Former owner
Bunshichi Kobayashi 小林文七 (C.L. Freer source) (circa 1861 - 1923)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, music, shamisen, woman
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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