Akashi, Illustration To Chapter 13 Of The Tale Of Genji (Genji Monogatari)
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.352.13.A
People
Tosa Mitsunobu, Japanese (active c. 1469-1522)
Title
Akashi, Illustration to Chapter 13 of the Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Akashi
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting, album leaf
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 thirteenth of a series of 54 painted album leaves mounted in an album with calligraphic excerpts; ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H. 24.3 cm x W. 18.0 cm (9 9/16 x 7 1/16 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
1985.352.13.A
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Genji, riding a horse and attended by male retainers, admires the bay while approaching the house of the monk’s daughter (the Akashi Lady).
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. 28

Le Dit du Genji de Murasaki-shikibu [The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu]: Illustré par la peinture traditionnelle japonaise du XII au XVII siècle [Illustrated by traditional Japanese painting of the 12th through 17th century], Editions Diane de Selliers (Paris, France, 2007 & 2008), Vol. 1 / p. 342 with details on p. 358 & 367

Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji, Folio Society (2016), vol. 1, ill. opp. p. 278

Exhibition History

Women and the Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/10/1994 - 03/05/1995

Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/03/1995 - 06/09/1996

Related Works

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