Shibata Zeshin, "Crows in Flight"
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In this rare first-edition printing of an popular, well-known design by Shibata Zeshin, a flock of crows line the top part of the composition while most of the paper is colored negative space showing the full brilliance of sunset. This impression is a first-edition printing by Daikokuya from 1887. Later editions were reprinted and reproduced well into the 1930s.
First-edition (sealed Zeshin)
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
Condition: Excellent/fine condition and color
Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) was born in Edo (Tokyo) and was a master of lacquer ware, a painter, and a woodblock print artist whose reputation and recognition went well beyond Japan.