Painters in Japan were never able to observe real tigers, and so they produced images based on tiger skins and observations of pet cats. In this drawing, Ishibashi has managed a convincing tiger, but the shape of the shoulders is rather strange, the typical problem when basing the body on a flaccid skin.


  • Title: Preparatory sketch
  • Creator: Ishibashi Kazunori
  • Location Created: Asia: Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 1945 mm x 936 mm
  • Rights: Copyright of National Museums Liverpool
  • Medium: Pigment; Paper Plant; Ink

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