Zeshin Shibata, River Fisherman

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Artist: Zeshin Shibata (1807-1891)
Title: River Fisherman
Date: Late 19th Century
Size: 23.5 x 22.8 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

zeshin shibata, river fishermen, boat, traditional
zeshin shibata, river fishermen, boat, traditional zeshin shibata, river fishermen, boat, traditional

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.

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Print FormatShikishiban
ArtistZeshin Shibata
SubjectLandscapes, Animal & Birds, Others
Dimensions23.5 x 22.8 cm
Condition ReportTop slightly trimmed, creasing, paper residue, glue residue.
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