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Title

Crayfish

circa 1893

Artist

Shibata Zeshin

Japan

1807 – 1891

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    circa 1893
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print, sumi ink
    Dimensions
    29.4 x 44.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., in Japanese, ink [stamped] "Zeshin [artist's seal]". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1977
    Location
    Upper Asian gallery
    Accession number
    361.1977
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Shibata Zeshin

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

    • In one drop of water, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jun 2019–21 Feb 2021

    • Correspondence, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 Sep 2022–2024

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Edmund Capon, The Connoisseur, 'Far Eastern Art in the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 22-29, London, May 1980, 27 (illus.).

    • Jackie Menzies, The Australian Antique Collector, 'Recent Japanese Acquisitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 90-95, Chippendale, Jan 1981-Jun 1981, 93 (illus.).

  • Provenance

    Jane Carnegie, pre Sep 1977, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Sep 1977.