Shibata Zeshin 柴田是真 (1807-1891) URUSHI-E (LACQUER PAINTING) OF FUKUROKUJU, GOD OF GOOD FORTUNE AND LONGEVITY 福禄寿図額装漆絵 Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890 (2)

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Shibata Zeshin 柴田是真 (1807-1891) URUSHI-E (LACQUER PAINTING) OF FUKUROKUJU, GOD OF GOOD FORTUNE AND LONGEVITY 福禄寿図額装漆絵
Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890

Sold for £ 10,000 (US$ 12,726) inc. premium
Shibata Zeshin 柴田是真 (1807-1891) URUSHI-E (LACQUER PAINTING) OF FUKUROKUJU, GOD OF GOOD FORTUNE AND LONGEVITY 福禄寿図額装漆絵
Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890
Lacquer on paper, mounted as an album leaf and framed, depicting Fukurokuju holding a rustic bamboo staff from which hangs a rolled-up scroll, two minogame (hairy-tailed tortoises symbolizing longevity) at its base, in the background a bamboo forest in mist
Signed Zeshin 是真 with seal Koma 古満
Overall 40.4 × 37.4 cm (15 7/8 × 14¾ in.)
Image 19.7 × 16.8 cm (7¾ × 6 5/8 in.)
With cloth-bound storage box
Exhibited and published: Nezu Bijutsukan 2012, no. 118
(2).

Footnotes

  • In her catalogue entry for the recent Nezu Museum exhibition, Tahira Namiko notes that Zeshin, who produced many figure paintings using conventional ink and paper and loved to depict the popular deities of Edo/Tokyo (his native city), rarely did figures in urushi-e. Here the lacquer painting is embellished with an overlay of light colour, the bamboo groved is bathed in a mist of gold dust, and the scroll hanging from Fukurokuju's staff is flecked with fragments of shell. Although now framed, this lively painting most likely started life as an album leaf.
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Shibata Zeshin 柴田是真 (1807-1891) URUSHI-E (LACQUER PAINTING) OF FUKUROKUJU, GOD OF GOOD FORTUNE AND LONGEVITY 福禄寿図額装漆絵 Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890 (2)
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