The Genius of Japanese Lacquer: Masterworks by Shibata Zeshin: Articles: Multimedia: Japan Society. Dolls’-Festival Figures in Preparation, about 1880. Hanging scroll; colored lacquers, white pigment, and gold leaf on paper, 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (31.8 x 41.9 cm). Catherine and Thomas Edson Collection; courtesy of San Antonio Museum of Art.

The Genius of Japanese Lacquer: Masterworks by Shibata Zeshin: Articles: Multimedia: Japan Society. Dolls’-Festival Figures in Preparation, about 1880. Hanging scroll; colored lacquers, white pigment, and gold leaf on paper, 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (31.8 x 41.9 cm). Catherine and Thomas Edson Collection; courtesy of San Antonio Museum of Art.

"White Heron and Raven Flying" (ca. 1880) | San Antonio Museum of Art • Zeshin Shibata. Taisho Era; hanging scroll, colored lacquer painting (urushi-e); medium: white pigment on gold leaf on paper; dimensions: 91.9 X 60.6 cm.

"White Heron and Raven Flying" (ca. 1880) | San Antonio Museum of Art • Zeshin Shibata. Taisho Era; hanging scroll, colored lacquer painting (urushi-e); medium: white pigment on gold leaf on paper; dimensions: 91.9 X 60.6 cm.

Shibata Zeshin (柴田是眞)  Painting, album leaf. Pilgrims on slope of Mt Fuji: Pilgrims with identical flat travelling hats, white clothing and staffs snaking way up slopes of Mt Fuji; three companions disappearing over horizon. Lacquer painting on paper

Shibata Zeshin (柴田是眞) Painting, album leaf. Pilgrims on slope of Mt Fuji: Pilgrims with identical flat travelling hats, white clothing and staffs snaking way up slopes of Mt Fuji; three companions disappearing over horizon. Lacquer painting on paper

"White Heron and Raven Flying" (1880) | San Antonio Museum of Art • Zeshin Shibata (1807-1891), Meiji Period (1615-1868); colored lacker paintings (urushi-e) white pigment and gold leaf on paper, 41.9 × 60.6 cm,

"White Heron and Raven Flying" (1880) | San Antonio Museum of Art • Zeshin Shibata (1807-1891), Meiji Period (1615-1868); colored lacker paintings (urushi-e) white pigment and gold leaf on paper, 41.9 × 60.6 cm,

https://flic.kr/p/eeQ5gu | Shibata Zeshin | A small album bound in orihon, butterfly hovering over a white peony flower growing from behind a bamboo fence, signed in black lacquer Zeshin with seal Koma. 1807-1891, late 19th century

https://flic.kr/p/eeQ5gu | Shibata Zeshin | A small album bound in orihon, butterfly hovering over a white peony flower growing from behind a bamboo fence, signed in black lacquer Zeshin with seal Koma. 1807-1891, late 19th century

Deer and Bat. Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807-1891) approx. 1880-1891. Two panel folding screen. Lacquer and gold leaf on paper. The bat is the white thing on the left panel.

Deer and Bat. Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807-1891) approx. 1880-1891. Two panel folding screen. Lacquer and gold leaf on paper. The bat is the white thing on the left panel.

Shibata Zeshin, 1807-1891  Sazanka (wild camellias), ca. 1870's  lacquer painting- black, brown, green, pale ochre and white lacquer on paper, signed Zeshin with artist's seal Koma

Shibata Zeshin, 1807-1891 Sazanka (wild camellias), ca. 1870's lacquer painting- black, brown, green, pale ochre and white lacquer on paper, signed Zeshin with artist's seal Koma

Lacquer Paintings of Various Subjects: PeoniesArtist: Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891) Period: Meiji period (1868–1912)

Lacquer Paintings of Various Subjects: PeoniesArtist: Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891) Period: Meiji period (1868–1912)

Three Crows in Flight; Two Egrets at Rest  Shibata Zeshin  (Japanese, 1807–1891)  Period: Meiji period (1868–1912) Date: late 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Free-standing screen (tsuitate) remounted as a two-panel folding screen; colored lacquer and white pigment on gold leaf

Three Crows in Flight; Two Egrets at Rest Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891) Period: Meiji period (1868–1912) Date: late 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Free-standing screen (tsuitate) remounted as a two-panel folding screen; colored lacquer and white pigment on gold leaf

Three Crows in Flight and Two Egrets at Rest Artist: Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891) Period: Meiji period (1868–1912) Date: late 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Two-panel folding screen; colored lacquer and white pigment on gilt paper Dimensions: Image (each panel): 53 1/2 x 36 in. (135.9 x 91.4 cm) Overall (each panel): 60 7/8 x 39 1/4 in. (154.6 x 99.7 cm)

Three Crows in Flight and Two Egrets at Rest Artist: Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891) Period: Meiji period (1868–1912) Date: late 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Two-panel folding screen; colored lacquer and white pigment on gilt paper Dimensions: Image (each panel): 53 1/2 x 36 in. (135.9 x 91.4 cm) Overall (each panel): 60 7/8 x 39 1/4 in. (154.6 x 99.7 cm)

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