SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) TWO CROWS 双烏図紙本漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1885

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SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) TWO CROWS 双烏図紙本漆絵掛軸
Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1885

£ 30,000 - 40,000
US$ 41,000 - 55,000
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) TWO CROWS 双烏図紙本漆絵掛軸
Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1885
Hanging scroll, urushi-e on paper with silk mounts and wood jikusaki, depicting a larger and a smaller crow in flight, their feathers rendered in lustrous black lacquer; signed Gyōnen nanajūkyū-ō Tairyūkyo Zeshin 行年七十九翁 對柳居是真 (Tairyūkyo Zeshin, aged 79); seal: Tairyūō 對柳翁

Overall: 121 × 67.8 cm (47 5/8 × 26¾ in.)
Image: 36.4 × 50 cm (14 3/8 × 19 5/8 in.)


With fitted wooden tomobako storage box inscribed outside Sōu zu urushi-e 双烏圖 うるしえ (Picture of two crows, lacquer painting); inscribed inside Meiji kinoe-uma mōtō kaō shinpitsu Shibata Shinsai kan 明治甲午孟冬 家翁真筆 柴田真哉鑒 (A genuine painting by my father [Zeshin], examined by Shibata Shinsai, October 1894), with a seal

With cardboard outer storage box (3)

Exhibited
Nezu Bijutsukan (Nezu Museum), Tokyo, 1 November–16 December 2012

Published
Nezu Bijutsukan (Nezu Museum) 2012, cat. no. 120

Footnotes

  • For a similar example, a panel with three crows in urushi-e on a gold-leaf background (contrasted with another panel showing white egrets), see Gōke 1981, cat. no. 143; the treatment of the two crows in the upper part of the composition closely mirrors the present lot although as always with Zeshin there are many subtle variations in the treatment. For a comparable example on a lacquer sakazuki (sake cup), see Izzard 2007, cat. no. 34 (also Yasumura 2009, cat. no. E-14).
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SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) TWO CROWS 双烏図紙本漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1885
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) TWO CROWS 双烏図紙本漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1885
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) TWO CROWS 双烏図紙本漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1885
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) TWO CROWS 双烏図紙本漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1885
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) TWO CROWS 双烏図紙本漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1885
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