Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)


Medium: Hanging scroll; ink and pigments on silk

Signature: Zeshin

Seal: Tairyūkyo

Date: circa 1880

Painting size: 98 x 20 cm

Mounts size: 182 x 32 cm


Shibata Zeshin was an artist and artisan of superior skill and diversity. He worked as a painter, printmaker and lacquerer.

From age sixteen Zeshin studied painting with Suzuki Nanrei, a pupil of Maruyama Ōkyo, who is celebrated for combining elements of Western naturalism with traditional East Asian brushwork. After nine years with Nanrei, Zeshin moved to Kyoto and spent a further two years with another of Nanrei’s teachers, Okamoto Toyohiko; he would paint in his own version of the Maruyama style for the rest of his life.

Zeshin often presented himself as a guardian of old-time cultural norms, but he also participated enthusiastically in the transformation of artistic life that followed the Meiji Restoration.

Painting for sale. 


Price: 4,500 €

Inventory Nr: 1550

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