Purchase, Gifts, Bequests, and Funds from various donors, by exchange, 1951
Not on view
A simple yet alluring composition by Zeshin captures a trio of crows in flight, with a sense of perspective conveyed by varying the tones of ink. The artist often took up the subject of crows, as seen also in the two-panel gold-leaf screen with three crows and two egrets. This painting is signed “Zeshin,” and has an oval seal reading “Tairyūkyo” (living facing the willows).
Signature: Signed; artist's seal "Tairukyo" in red
Artist: Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)Date: 19th centuryMedium: Lacquer, dark brown, imitating leather, relief, light brown rim; Interior: dark brown and nashijiAccession: 36.100.248On view in:Not on view
Artist: Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)Date: 19th centuryMedium: Gold and silver maki-e with colored lacquer on black lacquer
Ojime: gilded metal with fox-monk
Netuske: Lacquer oval box with diamond floral design (signed Kiyoharu)Accession: 36.100.252On view in:Not on view