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: In the style of Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)Date: 19th centuryMedium: Colored lacquer and gold maki-e on wood
Netsuke: ivory in form of fox reclining on large leaf; Ojima: gold bead; connecting cord, dark green silk Inro with netsuke and ojimeAccession: 57.53On view in:Not on view
Artist: Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)Date: 19th centuryMedium: Gold maki-e with mother-of-pearl inlay on black lacquer; netsuke of hardwood with cloisonneAccession: 2015.500.2.44On view in:Not on view
Artist: Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)Date: second half of the 19th centuryMedium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and color on gold leaf on paperAccession: 51.89.1, .2On view in:Not on view