Artist: Watanabe Gentai 渡辺玄対 (1749-1822)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 18th century
Ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 83.5 x 26.3 cm (32 7/8 x 10 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

boat, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, landscape, spring
Provenance research underway.

Watanabe Gentai was an accomplished painter in the Chinese styles that were practiced by painters of the Nanga and Nagasaki schools. Gentai studied painting with Watanabe Sosui, a native of Edo who later moved to Nagasaki, an important center for the importation and practice of Chinese painting. This evocative and expressive painting of an early spring landscape has a serene quality that derives from works of the Chinese Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279).

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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