Boy Viewing Mount Fuji

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Former owner
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853 - 1908) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
To 1898
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908), Japan, to 1898 [1]
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ernest Francisco Fenollosa, through Edward S. Hull Jr., New York in 1898 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Kakemono List, L. 170, pg. 37, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Edward S. Hull Jr. was Ernest Francisco Fenollosa’s (1853-1908) lawyer. Hull often acted as an agent, facilitating purchases of objects consigned to him by Fenollosa, as well as purchases of objects consigned to him by Fenollosa's
well-known associate, Bunshichi Kobayashi (see correspondence, Hull to Freer, 1898-1900, as well as invoices from E.S. Hull Jr., 1898-1900, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives). See also, Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), pgs. 15 and 34. See further, Thomas Lawton and Linda Merrill, Freer: A Legacy of Art, (Washington, DC and New York: Freer Gallery of Art and H. N. Abrams, 1993), pgs. 133-134.
[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.
Topic
landscape
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
child
Mount Fuji
Japan
ukiyo-e
kakemono
Japanese Art
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Artist
Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760 - 1849)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 36.2 x 51.3 cm (14 1/4 x 20 3/16 in)
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Origin
Japan
1839
Period
Edo period
Type
Painting
Accession Number
F1898.110