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Landscape with Murasaki Shikibu writing at Ishiyama-dera (Frontispiece to an album containing 54 illustrations/calligraphic-excerpts from the "Tale of Genji")

Frontispiece (other half of composition on matching finispiece)

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Japanese (1617 - 1691)
Landscape with Murasaki Shikibu writing at Ishiyama-dera (Frontispiece to an album containing 54 illustrations/calligraphic-excerpts from the "Tale of Genji"), Early Edo period, circa late 17th century
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari gajô (Murasaki Shikibu, Ishiyama-dera)
Painting
, Album Leaf
Japanese
,
17th century
Edo period, 1615-1868
Creation Place: Kyôto, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Japan
Frontispiece to an album of 54 (earlier) album leaves illustrating "The Tale of Genji"; ink, color, and gold on silk
H. 31.2 cm x W. 42.1 cm (12 5/16 x 16 9/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
, 1985.352.55
Bibliography
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

Anne Rose Kitagawa, "Behind the Scenes of Harvard's Tale of Genji album", November 2001

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

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