Katsukawa SHUNTEI (1770-1820)

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A diptych showing the warrior Nitta no Shiro Tadatsune (1167-1203) in the Hitoana Cave in Mt. Fuji brandishing a firebrand to illuminate the Sengen Bodhisattva, the Deity of Mount Fuji. He is sent on this mission by the Shogun Yoriie and discovers a pitch black cavern filled with bats and snakes. The Deity guides him through the Six Realms of Hell. Published by Yamamotoya Heikichi, c 1810s.

Very good impression, colour and condition. Signed Shuntei ga.

Status: Sold

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