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Spirit of General Tamichi as a Great Snake
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Tokyo, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Spirit of General Tamichi as a Great Snake, 1880, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Dai Nippon meisho kagami (A Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 320.67 x 203.2 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 5/8 x 8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.213
Label Text

At upper left there is a gray ghost. From top enters a gray snake whose body circles from left to right, killing about eight men dressed in red, green and blue. Green grassy ground. Black cliff in upper left. A white and yellow square seal.