Portrait of Sato Issai

Artist: Watanabe Kazan 渡辺崋山 (1793-1841)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1824
Ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 113 × 51.3 cm (44 1/2 × 20 3/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, portrait
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Zaigai Nihon no Shiho [Japanese Art: Selections from Western Collections]. 10 vols., Tokyo, 1979 - 1980. vol. 6: p. 134, pl. 41.
  • Zaigai hiho [(Japanese Paintings in Western Collections]. 3 vols., Tokyo. vol. 1: pt. I & II, p. 127, pl. 100.
  • Unknown title. no. 706 Tokyo. pl. 13.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 63, vol. 2: p. 172.
  • Rutherford John Gettens, Elisabeth West FitzHugh. Malachite and Green Verditer. vol. 19, February 1974. pp. 2-23, fig. 1.
  • Issai Sato. Aijitsuro bun shi., 1829 reprint. Tokyo. p. 48.
  • Carol Morland. Images of Sato Issai and Early Portraiture of Wantanabe Kazan. vol. 50, 2nd ed. Hong Kong, January/February 2019. p. 115, fig. 2.
  • Joan Hartman-Goldsmith. Report from America. vol. 15, Summer 1969. pp. 129-130, fig. 4.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 142.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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