New Year Custom: Makeup on the New Year Morning

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760-1849)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1806-1811
Ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 115.7 x 44.1 cm (45 9/16 x 17 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

child, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, new year, ukiyo-e

To 1903
Hayashi Tadamasa (1853-1906), Paris and Tokyo, to 1903 [1]

From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the Hayashi sale, through Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), Paris, in 1903 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Kakemono List, L. 294, pg. 69, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, F1903.52, Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Hayashi Tadamasa (C.L. Freer source) 1853-1906
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Harold P. Stern, Narasaki Muneshige. Ukiyo-e shuka. vol. 16, Tokyo. no. 110, vol. 16.
  • Hayashi Tadamasa, Siegfried Bing. Objets d'art et peintures de la Chine et du Japon: peintures, livres, réunis par T. Hayashi, dont la vente aura lieu du lundi 27 jan. au samedi 1er fév. 1902 inclus dans les galeries de mm. Durand-Ruel... Commissaire-priseur: me P. Chevalier. Paris. no. 1667, opp. p. 302.
  • Harold P. Stern. Hokusai: Paintings and Drawings in the Freer Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. Washington. p. 16.
  • Ann Yonemura. Hokusai: Volume One. Exh. cat. Washington, 2006. cat. 16, pp. 20-21.
  • Kobayashi Tadashi. Hokusai's Beauty. Ukiyoe Gallery series, vol. 2. pp.33, 57, 64.
  • Ann Yonemura, Nagata Seiji, Kobayashi Tadashi, Asano Shugo, Timothy Clark, Naito Masatoshi. Hokusai: Volume Two. Exh. cat. Washington, 2006. cat. 36, p. 37, 56.
  • Thomas Lawton, Linda Merrill. Freer: a legacy of art. Washington and New York, 1993. p. 119, fig. 80.
  • Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting: Freer Gallery of Art Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 85, pp. 234-235.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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