Original Shibata Zeshin (1807 - 1891) Japanese Woodblock Print
A Clearance Opportunity! Meiji or Edo era Original
Series; Comparison of Flowers (Hana kurabe), circa 1875 - 1880
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Comparison of Flowers - Shibata Zeshin's series "Comparison of Flowers (Hana kurabe) comprises one hundred prints, which were released in ten groups of ten woodblocks each. Along with flowers and plants, the series features a wide variety of subjects, from people visiting a temple or climbing a hill to still-lifes and animals. Zeshin 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. His prints feature lively calligraphic line work and nicely balanced asymmetrical compositions. A charming group.
Artist - Shibata Zeshin (1807 - 1891)
Image Size - 10 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Wormholes throughout, creasing and soiling at edges. Please see photos for details.
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