Anonymous Edo Period, 18th/19th century
Lot 493W
Anonymous Edo Period, 18th/19th century
£5,000 - 6,000
US$ 8,300 - 9,900
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Anonymous Edo Period, 18th/19th century Anonymous Edo Period, 18th/19th century Anonymous Edo Period, 18th/19th century Anonymous Edo Period, 18th/19th century Anonymous Edo Period, 18th/19th century Anonymous Edo Period, 18th/19th century Anonymous Edo Period, 18th/19th century
Lot Details
Anonymous
Edo Period, 18th/19th century
Originally a pair of six-fold screens but later mounted into two three-fold double-sided screens, painted in ink and colour on gold-leaf paper ground with a random arrangement of several chapters from 'The Tales of Genji', unsigned. Both approx. 170cm x 182.4cm (66 7/8in x 72in).

Footnotes

  • 源氏物語図屏風 無銘 三曲両面一双 紙本金地着色 江戸時代(18/19世紀)

    The chapters depicted include: Yomogiu ('The wormwood Patch', chapter 15), Kobai ('The Rose Plum', chapter 43), Miotsukushi ('The Channel Buoys', chapter 14), Akashi (Akashi, chapter 13), Ukifune ('A Boat Upon the Waters', chapter 51), Hahakigi ('The Broom Tree', chapter 2), Fuji no Uraba ('The Wisteria Leaves', chapter 33), Asagao ('The Morning Glory', chapter 20), Suetsumuhaha ('The Safflower', chapter 6), Utsusemi ('The Shell of the Locust', chapter 3) and Kiritsubo ('The Paulownia Court', chapter 1).
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