Zeshin Shibata, Cherry Blossom, Nature, Spring

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Artists: Zeshin Shibata (1807-1891)
Title: Cherry Blossom
Publisher: Not Sealed
Date: c.1880s
Size: 23.1 x 22.9 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

zeshin shibata, cherry blossom, sakura, spring, japanese nature
zeshin shibata, cherry blossom, sakura, spring, japanese nature zeshin shibata, cherry blossom, sakura, spring, japanese nature

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.

Zeshin Shibata


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
SubjectFlowers & Botanical
Dimensions23.1 x 22.9 cm
Condition ReportLight wear, minor spots on the back.
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