Long-tailed Rooster, 19th century

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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.

Long-tailed Rooster
Artist Life
1807 - 1891
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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