Shibata ZESHIN, painter. Large album leaf painting of an Oni. 19.4 x 30.6 cm image size. Mounted in a large oblong album leaf. Signed and sealed by Zeshin. With his characteristic brushwork. Zeshin (1807-91) was a lacquer artist, painter and printmaker. His works have become much sought-after of late. Zeshin was quite prolific and often painted images of oni and bakemono. He is considered the greatest lacquerer of his day in Japan. The painting on silk is a bit toned, but otherwise clean. Unusual.