Living by One’s Brush: Self-Portrait

Artist: Tomioka Tessai 富岡鉄斎 (1836-1924)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, 1921
Hanging scroll; ink and color on satin
H x W (image): 131.6 × 32.3 cm (51 13/16 × 12 11/16 in)
Credit Line
The Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

Japan, Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, self portrait, Taisho era (1912 - 1926)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • "鉄斎研究." Tessai kenkyū. vols. 1-65 Takarazuka, Hyogo, 1969-1983. vol. 18, pl. 21.
  • Frank Feltens. Meeting Tessai: Works by Tomioka Tessai from the Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection. Vol. 51, No. 3 Hong Kong, May/June 2020. p. 85, fig. 1.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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