Maker(s)
Artist: Watanabe Gentai 渡辺玄対 (1749-1822)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 18th century
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 83.5 x 26.3 cm (32 7/8 x 10 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1985.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
boat, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, landscape, spring, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Frederick Baekeland

Label

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
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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