Scholar in retirement

Artist: Ike Taiga 池大雅 (1723-1776)
Colophon: Tomioka Tessai 富岡鉄斎 (1836-1924)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1750
Handscroll; ink and light color on paper
H x W (overall): 29 × 345.2 cm (11 7/16 × 135 15/16 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


Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • 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. 89, fig. 8.
  • Maribeth Graybill, Jeannie Kenmotsu, Michiyo Morioka. Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles. Exh. cat. Portland. pp. 154-155, pl. 4.1.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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