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Sketch of a courtesan
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Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760 - 1849)
Ink on paper
H x W (sheet and image): 26.6 x 16.4 cm (10 1/2 x 6 7/16 in)
Previous custodian or owner:
Bunshichi Kobayashi 小林文七 (circa 1861 - 1923) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Yokohama, to 1904 
From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunshichi Kobayashi in 1904 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Album List, pg. 1, Sketches by Hokusai, S.I. 4, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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.
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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