Disciples of Christ at the Sea of Tiberias

Artist: Watanabe Sadao 渡辺禎雄 (1913-1996)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1960
Stencil print; ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 67.2 x 59 cm (26 7/16 x 23 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Norman and Carolyn K. Carr
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Stencil print

Christianity, Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989)
Provenance research underway.

Watanabe Sadao, a Christian, studied with Yanagi Soetsu, founder of the "folk art" movement, and the textile artist Serizawa Keisuke, who used stencil techniques for textile design. Watanabe's prints all are based on Old and New Testament biblical stories. His technique uses opaque pigments applied to paper that has been deliberately wrinkled.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
SI Usage Statement

Usage Conditions Apply

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery welcome information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.