Sakai Doitsu

Sakai Doitsu signature

Sakai Doitsu detail

Sakai Doitsu, (1845-1913)

Morning Face (Morning Glory)

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, signed Doitsu hitsu with artist's seal Igu

painting: 43 1/8 by 9 7/8 in., 109.5 by 25 cm
overall: 75 1/4 by 14 1/8 in., 191 by 36 cm

Sakai Doitsu was the son of Yamamoto Sodo (act. first half of the 19th cent.), who was a direct student of Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828). Doitsu was adopted by Sakai Ohitsu (1826-1862), thereby acquiring the Sakai family name, and became the fourth generation master of Ugean, the painting studio established by Hoitsu in Negishi, Edo.

One of Doitsu most well-known paintings currently in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum is a two-fold screen based on a work by Hoitsu depicting flowering plants of summer and autumn which was included in the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.



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site last updated
August 4, 2020

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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