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Tomoe, the Female Warrior

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Tomoe, the Female Warrior
by Gekko Ogata (1859-1920)

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Artist: Gekko Ogata (1859-1920) 尾形月耕
Title: Tomoe, the Female Warrior
Series: 
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
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Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 38155
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Friday, 5 August 2005

Title Tomoe, the Female Warrior
kuchi-e
Artist Gekko Ogata 1859-1920
Signature Gekko
Seal artist's seal
Dated ca. 1900s
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression very good
Colors very good … silver colored metallic pigment
Condition good … soiled, two horizontal folds usual for kuchi-e, album backing partially removed.
Description The renowned female warrior, Tomoe-gozen in 11th Century. Her husband (lover?) was Genji General, Kiso Yoshinaka. She was described as follows in "The Tale of Heike" : Tomoe was especially beautiful, with white skin, long hair, and charming features. She was also a remarkably strong archer, and as a swords-woman she was a warrior worth a thousand, ready to confront a demon or a god, mounted or on foot. She handled unbroken horses with superb skill; she rode unscathed down perilous descents. Whenever a battle was imminent, Yoshinaka sent her out as his first captain, equipped with strong armor, an oversized sword, and a mighty bow; and she performed more deeds of valor than any of his other warriors.
Width 8.5 inches = 21.5 cm
Height 11.6 inches = 29.5 cm

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