Seated Beauty

by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

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Seated Beauty by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

Original Zeshin (1807 - 1891) Japanese Woodblock Print
Seated Beauty

Shibata Zeshin - Born in Edo, Shibata Zeshin initially apprenticed to a lacquerer at the age of thirteen, who felt he needed to learn to draw and paint to become a successful lacquerer, a career in which he later excelled. He studied painting with the great artists of the Maruyama-Shijo School in Kyoto. The school's style combined the direct observation and realism of Western artists with traditional Japanese painting techniques. Considered one of the greatest lacquerers in Japan, Zeshin also created many paintings and designs for woodblocks. His prints feature lively calligraphic line work and nicely balanced asymmetrical compositions. Zeshin's works are highly regarded for their unique combination of traditional and modern elements.

Comments - Charming portrait of a seated beauty seen from behind, her kimono spreading out on the floor around her. An interesting design with nice calligraphic line work.

Artist - Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

Image Size - 8 1/4" x 9 1/2"

Condition - Nice color and detail. Small loss and tears, repaired.

Seated Beauty by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)
Seated Beauty by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

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