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- Previous Owner(s)
Anne van Biema American, 1915 - 2004
The tiger in this print is paired with the warrior Kashiwade no Omi Hatebe, who is recorded in the Chronicle of Japan (Nihon shoki, 720), the earliest official history of Japan. Here, as an envoy to Korea, he attacks the tiger who killed his child. His exaggerated facial expression and pose echo the style of staged combat in kabuki performances.
- Published References
- Ann Yonemura with contributions by et al. Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Seattle and Washington. cat. 82, p. 214-5, 220-21.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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