A Drifting Boat (Ukifune), Calligraphic Excerpt From Chapter 51 Of The
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.352.51.B
People
Fushimi no miya Kunitaka shinnô, Japanese ( 1456 - 1532)
Title
A Drifting Boat (Ukifune), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 51 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Ukifune
Classification
Calligraphy
Work Type
album leaf, calligraphy
Date
Muromachi period, datable to 1509-1510
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Kyôto
Period
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
The fifty-first of a series of 54 kotobagaki (calligraphic album leaves) mounted in an album with illustrations; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H. 24.2 cm x W. 18.4 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.352.51.B
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Kaori Chino, "Tokushû: Genji monogatari gajô - Hâvâdo Daigaku Bijutsukan zô" [Special Issue: The Tale of Genji Album in the Collection of Harvard University Art Museums] (Tokyo, Japan, 1997), p. 57

Melissa McCormick, Tosa Mitsunobu and the Small Scroll in Medieval Japan, University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA, 2009), p. 135, fig. 67 (right)

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