Zeshin Shibata, Three Travelers, Wind, Meiji, Landscape

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Artist: Zeshin Shibata (1807 - 1891)
Title: Three travelers caught in the wind
Date: late 19th century
Size: 23.5 x 22.7 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

The son of a sculptor, Zeshin was born and lived in Edo. As a child, he apprenticed to a lacquer craftsman and became a court painter in 1890. He is considered to be the greatest lacquerer of the 19th century. Particularly skilful in urushi-e, he produced charming, delicate works. Although he used many revolutionary elements in his work, both technically and creatively, Zeshin's works were always, on the whole, very traditional. In the brand-new medium of lacquer painting, he would paint traditional subjects like birds and flowers, insects, waterfalls and dragons.

 

In this print, three travelers are taken by surprise by a sudden gust of wind. Thin, delicate lines in white pigment are rendered diagonally from the top left corner, adding to the dynamic effect.

Zeshin Shibata (1807 - 1891)


Born and lived in Edo, Zeshin was the son of a sculptor. As a child, he apprenticed to a lacquer craftsman and became a court painter in 1890. He is considered to be the greatest lacquerer of the 19th century. Particularly skilful in urushi-e, he produced charming, delicate works. Although he used many revolutionary elements in his work, both technically and creatively, Zeshin's works were always, on the whole, very traditional. In the brand-new medium of lacquer painting, he would paint traditional subjects like birds and flowers, insects, waterfalls and dragons.

More Information
Print FormatShikishiban
ArtistZeshin Shibata (1807 - 1891)
SubjectSamurai & Male, Landscapes
Size23.5 x 22.7 cm
Condition ReportSlightly trimmed. Light creases and minor brown stains.