Shibata Zeshin / Long-Tailed Rooster / 19th CenturyShibata Zeshin
Long-Tailed Rooster
19th Century

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Creator Name: Zeshin, Shibata
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1807 - 1891
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Shibata Zeshin
Title: Long-Tailed Rooster
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1800
Creation End Date: 1899
Creation Date: 19th Century
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: lacquer on paper
Dimensions: H.47 x W.11-1/2 in. (painting) H.78-3/4 x W.13 in. (overall)
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 78.62
Credit Line: Gift of an Anonymous St. Paul Friend

Onagadori are roosters specially bred in Japan for their long tail feathers. Here, Shibata Zeshin depicted an extraordinary specimen whose feathers hang to the ground from the rooster's perch on a plum branch. Typical of Zeshin's style, the bird is rendered with superhuman precision, with each feather of its luxurious plumage carefully delineated in lustrous pigments.

AMICA ID: MIA_.78.62
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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