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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Culture:Japanese (1797-1861)
Title:Tokiwa Gozen, from the series Kenjo reppu den [Lives of Wise and Heroic Women]
Date Made:1841-42
Type:Print
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut): colored ink on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 24 in x 20 in; 61 cm x 50.8 cm; Sheet/Image: 14 5/16 in x 9 13/16 in; 36.4 cm x 24.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (stamp in black ink): [Japanese character, Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga]; PUBLISHER SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (stamp in black ink): [Japanese character, Ibaya Senzaburō]; TITLE: upp. r. (stamp in black ink): [Japanese character, Kenjo Reppu Den]; INSCRIPTION: upp. r. (stamp in black ink): Daughter of Capt. Utazaemon, retainer at the court of Emperor Kujoiu, she became the mistress of Sama-no-kami Yoshitomo. After Yoshitomo's forces were destroyed at Noma, Uzumi in the Heiji War, he fled to Fushimi and died. Because of her reknown beauty, Tokiwa became beloved of Kiyomori and she rejected her wifely obligation to remain true to her memory of Yoshitomo. Had she not saved her three sons, however, the Minamoto Clan would never have risen again to crush Taira Clan
Accession Number:  MH 1973.327.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
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Description:
A vertical nishiki-e print of a woman in snowstorm with her left hand pressing her hat. Faces of two children are visible in her robes. Three cranes flying above with the story inscribed in the box.

Keywords/Tags:
moral, womenhood, mother

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