Comments - Fantastic scene of the famed woman warrior Tomoe Gozen in battle. She sits astride a dappled horse, gripping the trunk of an uprooted tree as easily as a pole arm. She wears a suit of armor and a billowing cloak patterned with her three comma crest, her long hair held back with a white headband. She frowns as she looks at her enemy on the ground, a fierce samurai wearing a horned battle helmet topped with a shaggy red wig. At right, a warrior tramples several men beneath the hooves of his horse as he brandishes a sword, broken arrows protruding from his armor. The battle rages behind them, with men fighting on foot and on horseback. In the distance at upper left, Minamoto no Yoshinaka's black horse has become stuck in the mud in a rice field, causing his death when he was hit by an arrow. A great image of this legendary hero, wonderfully detailed and colored.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight separation at ends and thinning along vertical fold at side of one panel, a few wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, rubbing at edges, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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