Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art
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Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., University of London
B.A. (Hons.), University of Oxford
Rachel Saunders is responsible for the Japanese collections at the museums. She specializes in medieval narrative and sacred painting. Before joining the museums in 2015, Saunders was a member of the Japanese department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2004–11), where she worked extensively with early modern rare books. She has most recently held fellowships at the University of Tokyo (2011–14) and at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), in Washington, D.C. (2014–15).
「聖なる絵巻をつくる―中世絵巻における間テクスト性の力」(“The Making of a Sacred Scroll: Efficacious Intertextuality in Medieval Japanese Handscrolls”). In 佐野みどり偏. 『中世絵画のマトリックス III』(The Matrix of Medieval Japanese Painting III), ed. Sano Midori. Tokyo: Seikansha. Forthcoming.
“Xuanzang’s Journey to the East: Picto-Textual Efficacy in the Genjō Sanzō-e.” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 2015.
「玄奘三蔵像研究〜釈迦十六善神図を中心に」(“The Iconography of Xuanzang in Medieval Paintings of the Assembly of Shaka and the Sixteen Protective Deities”). Kajima Journal of Art History 31 (2014): 226–38.
「語り出す絵画〜十四世紀の日本の絵巻にみる玄奘三蔵物語をめげって」(“Textual Acoustics in the Genjō Sanzō-e”). In 佐野みどり偏. 『中世絵画のマトリックス II』(The Matrix of Medieval Japanese Painting II), ed. Sano Midori, 451–82. Tokyo: Seikansha, 2014.
“Gyre and Gimble: The Artist Books of Takei Takeo (1894–1983).” Print Quarterly 30 (1) (March 2013): 23–39.
「玄奘三蔵絵研究〜玄奘三蔵像の二つのかたち及び典拠テキストの重層性」(“Dual Identity: Textual Sources for the Image of Xuanzang in the Genjō Sanzō-e”). B1 6 (1) (December 2012): 15–26.
“Talking Pictures: The ‘Life of Xuanzang’ in a Fourteenth-Century Japanese Handscroll.” Literature and Aesthetics 22 (2) (December 2012): 174–200.
Le Japon Artistique. San Francisco: Chronicle Editions, 2012.