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    Sale 2028

    Japanese & Korean Art

    18 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 243

    Anonymous (17th-18th Century)

    Scenes from The Tale of Genji

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    Estimate

    Anonymous (17th-18th Century)
    Scenes from The Tale of Genji
    Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper
    60 x 140in. (152.5 x 355.2cm.) each (2)


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    Twelve scenes from The Tale of Genji are laid out in rough chronological order from right to left on this pair of screens. The right screen includes scenes from Chapter 3, The Shell of the Locust, Chapter 5, Lavender, Chapter 9, Heartvine, and Chapter 32, A Branch of Plum, among others. On the left screen are scenes from Chapter 26, Wild Carnations, and Chapter 28, The Typhoon.

    Previously sold in these Rooms, 31 October, 1995, lot 351