Dog barking at a monkey trainer, mid to late 19th century

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Shibata Zeshin was widely regarded for his mastery of painting with lacquer on silk and paper, a unique and difficult technique that gave an appealing luster to his images. Here, a dog barks at a monkey sitting on the shoulder of its trainer. Keeping monkeys as pets, and training them to entertain people, was once popular in Japan.

Dog barking at a monkey trainer
Artist Life
1807 - 1891
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