The Actor Arashi Rikan II as Koman

Artist: Shunbaisai Hokuei (active 1829-1837)
Calligrapher: Arashi Rikan II (1788-1837)
Author: Arashi Rikan II (1788-1837)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1834
Hanging scroll; ink, color, gold, and silver on silk
H x W (image): 96.2 x 40.3 cm (37 7/8 x 15 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Izzard in recognition of the generosity of Anne van Biema
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

actor, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flute, Japan, kakemono, surimono, theater, ukiyo-e

From 1998 to 2002
Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Izzard, New York, purchased at auction in New York in 1998

From 2002
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Izzard in 2002

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Sebastian Izzard

Published References
  • Kamigata yakusha-e shusei. 4 vols., Osaka. pp. 106, 164, pls. 328-9.
  • Samuel L. Leiter. New Kabuki Encyclopedia: A Revised Adaptation of Kabuki Jiten., rev. ed. Westport, Connecticut. p. 693.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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