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Tale of the Rat (Nezumi zôshi)

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Attributed to Tosa Mitsunobu
Japanese (c. 1434 - c. 1525)
Tale of the Rat (Nezumi zôshi), Muromachi period, circa 1469
Transliterated Title: Nezumi zôshi
Painting
, Handscroll
Japanese
,
15th century
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Creation Place: Kyôto, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Japan
Handscroll; ink, color and gold on paper
actual: H. 16.7 x W. 431 cm (6 9/16 x 169 11/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
, 1985.445
Bibliography
James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 78-79

Melissa McCormick, Tosa Mitsunobu and the Small Scroll in Medieval Japan, University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA, 2009), pp. 66-69, fig. 25

Exhibition History
Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/03/1995 - 06/09/1996
A Compelling Legacy: Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/24/2004 - 03/20/2005