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The Mayfly (Kagerô), Illustration to Chapter 52 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari)

Chapter 52: A is painting on left, B is calligraphy on right

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The Mayfly (Kagerô), Illustration to Chapter 52 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari)
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Kagerô
Painting
, Album Leaf
Japanese
,
16th century
Edo period, Early, 1615-1704
Creation Place: Kyôto, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Japan
(A REPLACEMENT:) The fifty-second of a series of 54 painted album leaves mounted in an album with calligraphic excerpts; ink, color, and gold on paper
H. 24.2 cm x W. 18.4 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
, 1985.352.52.A
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Description
Kaoru spies the First Princess on a hot summer day.
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. 37

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. 3 / p. 232 with detail on p. 346

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