Sparrow and Falling Cherry Blossom Petals

by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

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Sparrow and Falling Cherry Blossom Petals by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

Original Zeshin (1807 - 1891) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sparrow and Falling Cherry Blossom Petals

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 image of a sparrow perched on a broom lining in the grass. Cherry blossom petals edges in pale pink flutter down over the scene. An attractive spring design.

Artist - Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

Image Size - 8 3/4" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Small repair, a couple light creases at edges.

Sparrow and Falling Cherry Blossom Petals by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)
Sparrow and Falling Cherry Blossom Petals by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

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