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- Previous Owner(s)
Anne van Biema American, 1915 - 2004
Soga no Goro, who with his brother, Juro, avenged the death of their father by killing his murderer, Kudo Suketsune, here rides off on a horse, the zodiac animal represented in this print. The Soga brothers' vendetta became a popular subject of no and kabuki plays. Here Goro's costume has the butterfly motif that conventionally appears on kabuki costumes for the character. A special feature of this print is the wood-grain pattern from the block used to print the blue background.
- Published References
- Ann Yonemura with contributions by et al. Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Seattle and Washington. cat. 86, p. 214-5, 228-29.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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