The Twilight Beauty (Yûgao), Calligraphic Excerpt From Chapter 4 Of The
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.352.4.B
People
Jôhôji Kôjo, Japanese ( 1453 - 1538)
Title
The Twilight Beauty (Yûgao), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 4 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Yûgao
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 fourth 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. 18.3 cm (9 1/2 x 7 3/16 in.)
Acquisition 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
1985.352.4.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. 54

Melissa McCormick, "Genji Goes West: The 1510 Genji Album and the Visualization of Court and Capital", Art Bulletin, College Art Association of America (New York, March 2003), LXXXV No. 1, p. 76 / Fig. 25 (right)

Anne Rose Kitagawa, "Behind the Scenes of Harvard's Tale of Genji album", November 2001, p. 33 / Fig. 6 (right)

Exhibition History

The Millennium of the Tale of Genji, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, 04/26/2008 - 06/08/2008

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Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted