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- Previous Owner(s)
Anne van Biema American, 1915 - 2004
The snake in this print is paired with Nitta Shiro Tadatsune, a warrior who participated in a great hunt at Mount Fuji that celebrated Minamoto no Yoritomo's (1147-1199) victory over the forces of the opposing Taira house. Here Nitta Shiro holds a torch as he enters a cave on Mount Fuji where snakes rise from a pool of water. In the background, a goddess accompanied by a giant snake appears to the warrior in a vision as he confronts danger without hesitation.
- Published References
- Robert T. Singer. The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Exh. cat. Princeton, NJ. p 49, fig 10F.
- Ann Yonemura with contributions by et al. Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Seattle and Washington. cat. 85, p. 214-5, 226-27.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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