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Poem by Kôkô Tennô: Tomoe Gozen, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 15 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.2128, 11.21773, 11.28605, 11.28606, 11.28607, 11.39591

Inscription

Poem: Kimi ga tame/ haru no no ni idete/ wakana tsumu/ waga koromode ni/ yuki wa furitsutsu 君がため 春の野にいでて わかなつむ 我衣手に 雪はふりつつ 木曽義仲 平家と合戦の節 陣中に病発す 巴ハ此時先陣に在りしが 斯と聞より 俊足に鞭打 降積深雪を馬足に散し 本陣へ急行に 平家の兵 勢ひに恐れて さへぎる者なかりしとぞ  柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #15; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.15

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.2128

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints