Demon Prayer

by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

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Demon Prayer by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

Original Zeshin (1807 - 1891) Japanese Woodblock Print
Demon Prayer

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 - Interesting image of an oni or demon walking through the rain, peering through a split in his umbrella. According to Bonham's auction house, the calligraphy above is by a government minister. A charming design.

Artist - Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 10"

Condition - Nice detail.

Demon Prayer by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)
Demon Prayer by Zeshin (1807 - 1891)

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