Cormorant fishing

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai θ‘›ι£ΎεŒ—ζ–Ž (1760-1849)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1760-1849
Color on wood panel
H x W: 46.3 x 108.5 cm (18 1/4 x 42 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift in memory of Dr. Harold P. Stern by his family
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Painting on panel

bird, cormorant, Edo period (1615 - 1868), fishing, Japan, ukiyo-e, water

To 1974
The family of Dr. Harold P. Stern, to 1974

From 1974
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of the family of Dr. Harold P. Stern in 1974 [1]


[1] The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Freer Permanent Collection on March 3, 1978 (see Curatorial Note 2 in the object record).

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Family of Harold Philip Stern

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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