SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) DRUNKEN BOAR AT NEW YEAR 酔猪図紙本着色掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), 1887
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SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) DRUNKEN BOAR AT NEW YEAR 酔猪図紙本着色掛軸
Meiji era (1868–1912), 1887
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 8,360) inc. premium

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SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) DRUNKEN BOAR AT NEW YEAR 酔猪図紙本着色掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), 1887 SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) DRUNKEN BOAR AT NEW YEAR 酔猪図紙本着色掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), 1887 SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) DRUNKEN BOAR AT NEW YEAR 酔猪図紙本着色掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), 1887 SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) DRUNKEN BOAR AT NEW YEAR 酔猪図紙本着色掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), 1887
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) DRUNKEN BOAR AT NEW YEAR 酔猪図紙本着色掛軸
Meiji era (1868–1912), 1887
Hanging scroll, ink and colours on paper with silk mounts and wood jikusaki, depicting a drunken boar dressed in a samurai's formal kamishimo (jacket and trousers) and with a sword at its side, falling asleep by a red lacquer sake cup inscribed in black with the usual character kotobuki 壽 (long life), its folding fan lying on the floor; signed Meiji hinoto-i toshi hatsuhi gihitsu hachijūichi-ō Zeshin 明治丁亥年初日戯筆 八十一翁是真 (Brushed for fun by Zeshin, aged 81, at sunrise on the first day of 1887); seal: Zeshin 是真

Overall: 211 × 46.5 cm (83 × 18¼ in.)
Image: 127 × 29.3 cm (50 × 11½ in.)


With fitted wooden tomobako storage box faintly inscribed outside Zeshin-ō hitsu suicho 是真翁筆 酔猪 (Drunken boar [by] the venerable Zeshin); faintly inscribed inside and with a collector's seal; cardboard outer storage box (3)

Footnotes

  • An urushi-e version of this humorous subject celebrating the dawn of 1887, the year of the boar, was first shown at a special private exhibition (see also lots 4 and 8) of works by Zeshin held on 18 July 2011 to mark the 120th anniversary of his death; see Takao, Maki-e hakubutsukan, Takao Yō no hōmu pēji.
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