Anonymous (Early 17th Century)
Anonymous (Early 17th Century)

Scenes from the Tale of Genji

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Anonymous (Early 17th Century)
Scenes from the Tale of Genji
Eight panel screen; ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper
27 3/8 x 142½in. (69.5 x 363cm.)

Lot Essay

Two scenes from the famous novel are illustrated here. On the left is the episode from Chapter 14 (Channel Buoys) when Genji makes a pilgrimage to Sumiyoshi Shrine. The Akashi Lady has also come by boat, shown in the fourth panel from the right.

A scene from Chapter 20 (The Morning Glory) on the far right shows Genji and Murasaki on a moonlit winter night warming themselves by a bronze brazier. Little maidservants have been sent down to the garden to make a snowman.
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