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Escargot

That look.. One comes before the Lion roars.. for one last time.

Date
1983

Medium
oil on canvas

Measurements
H 106.6 x W 152.2 cm

Work type
Painting

Signature
Signed by artist on the front

Prints
Available (10 signed)

Accession number
LEEUA1986.4

Acquisition
donated by the Contemporary Art Society, 1986

Morihei Ueshiba was a Japanese martial artist and founder of the martial art of aikido. He is often referred to as “the founder” Kaiso or Ōsensei, “Great Teacher”. The son of a landowner from Tanabe, Ueshiba studied a number of martial arts in his youth, and served in the Japanese Army during the Russo-Japanese War.

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