Painting on silk mounted as a Kakejiku, hanging scroll.
Artist: Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)
"Jurojin, God of longevity with an old tortoise on his shoulder".
Signed: Hachiju Ichi O Zeshin (Zeshin at the age of 81)
Artist's red seal: Shin (compare the seal with the book page 189, #24, The Art of Shibata Zeshin, by Mr. and Mrs. James E O'Brien Collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts).
Note: According to Zeshin's son Reisai, the Shin seal used here is carved by Zeshin himself out of wood and it was meticulously executed which Reisai states in his memoir "Senko Shibata Zeshin".
Painted date: 1887
Size of painting: 41 cm X 92 cm
Size of mounting: 56 cm X 193 cm
Fitted storage box
Condition: Very light stains at bottom area, generally in good condition.