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Anonymous (17th-18th Century)
Anonymous (17th-18th Century)

Scenes from The Tale of Genji

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)

Lot Essay

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


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