Original woodblock print - Utagawa Yoshifuji (1828-1889) - The female warrior Tomoe Gozen 巴御前 - Japan - ca 1848 (Kaei 1)
Possibly an illustration of actor Nakamura Utaemon IV's performance in the kabuki
play "Goban Tadanobu yuki no nachiguro" 碁盤忠信雪黒石.
For a print of the same role see UPS Marega collection: https://www.dh-jac.net/db/nishikie/MM0609_22/portal/
For another similar design by the artist see Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/462019
Signature: Ippōsai Yoshifuji ga
Publisher: Eikyudo (aka Yamamoto-ya Heikichi and Yamamoto Kyūbei)
Slightly soiled, slightly creased. One tiny wormhole restored with Japanese paper. The paper on top is partly very thin.
Tomoe Gozen (c. 1157 – c. 1247) was a onna-bugeisha, who appeared in 14th century Japanese literature. According to lore, she served Minamoto no Yoshinaka during the Genpei War and was a part of the conflict that led to the first shogunate. Her family had strong affiliations with Yoshinaka.
Although never proven to be a historical figure, her story influenced several generations of samurai. Tomoe is often celebrated in books, music, poems, films, historical novels and popular culture in general.
- Xilografia originale
- Stampa a blocchi di legno policroma Nishiki-e (broccato)
- 1848 circa (Kaei 1)
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Utagawa Yoshifuji (1828-1889)
- Titolo dell'opera
- The female warrior Tomoe Gozen 巴御前
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 0.1×22.9×34.5 cm