Tale Of The Rat (Nezumi Zôshi)
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.445
People
Attributed to Tosa Mitsunobu, Japanese ( active c. 1469-1522)
Title
Tale of the Rat (Nezumi zôshi)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Nezumi zôshi
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
handscroll, painting
Date
Muromachi period, circa 1469
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Kyôto
Period
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Handscroll; ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
actual: H. 16.7 x W. 431 cm (6 9/16 x 169 11/16 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
1985.445
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

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

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted