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.

Zeshin Shibata, Three Travelers, Wind, Meiji, Ukiyoe, Landscape, Original Japanese woodblock print
Zeshin Shibata, Three Travelers, Wind, Meiji, Ukiyoe, Landscape, Original Japanese woodblock print Zeshin Shibata, Three Travelers, Wind, Meiji, Ukiyoe, Landscape, 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.

More Information
Print Format Shikishiban
Artist Name Zeshin Shibata
Title Three Travelers Caught in the Wind
Subject Samurai & Male, Landscapes
Dimensions 23.5 x 22.7 cm
Condition Report Slightly trimmed. Light creases and minor brown stains.

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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