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Anonymous (18th Century)
Anonymous (18th Century)

Scenes from the Tale of Genji

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Anonymous (18th Century)
Scenes from the Tale of Genji
Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper
37 x 106in. (94 x 270cm.) each (2)

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Ten of the fifty-four chapters of the eleventh-century Tale of Genji are illustrated on this pair of screens. On the right are Chapters 1 (Kiritsubo The Paulownia Court), 3 (Utsusemi The Shell of the Locust), 5 (Wakamurasaki Lavender), 7 (Momiji no ga An Autumn Excursion) and another scene. On the left are Chapters 4 (Yugao Evening Faces), 14 (Miozukushi Channel Buoys), 16 (Sekiya The Gatehouse), 23 (Hatsune The First Warbler) and 24 (Kocho Butterflies).

Previously sold in these Rooms, 23 March, 1999, lot 188
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