The Picture Contest (Eawase), Illustration To Chapter 17 Of The Tale Of Genji (Genji Monogatari)
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.352.17.A
People
Tosa Mitsunobu, Japanese (active c. 1469-1522)
Title
The Picture Contest (Eawase), Illustration to Chapter 17 of the Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Eawase
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
album leaf, painting
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 seventeenth 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. 18.1 cm (9 9/16 x 7 1/8 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
1985.352.17.A
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Genji shows Murasaki the paintings he did while in exile at Suma. Two other women in attendance.
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