Landscape With Murasaki Shikibu Writing At Ishiyama-Dera (Frontispiece To An Album Containing 54 Illustrations/calligraphic-Excerpts From The
Frontispiece (other half of composition on matching finispiece) © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.352.55
People
Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese ( 1617 - 1691)
Title
Landscape with Murasaki Shikibu writing at Ishiyama-dera (Frontispiece to an album containing 54 illustrations/calligraphic-excerpts from the "Tale of Genji")
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari gajô (Murasaki Shikibu, Ishiyama-dera)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting, album leaf
Date
Early Edo period, circa late 17th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Kyôto
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Frontispiece to an album of 54 (earlier) album leaves illustrating "The Tale of Genji"; ink, color, and gold on silk
Dimensions
H. 31.2 cm x W. 42.1 cm (12 5/16 x 16 9/16 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
1985.352.55
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. 52

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. 58 / Fig. 8

Anne Rose Kitagawa, "Behind the Scenes of Harvard's Tale of Genji album", November 2001, p. 31 / Fig. 4

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