Japanese Six Panel Screen: Genji Court Scenes from the Tale of Genji
Japanese Six Panel Screen: Genji Court Scenes from the Tale of Genji
Japanese Six Panel Screen: Genji Court Scenes from the Tale of Genji
Japanese Six Panel Screen: Genji Court Scenes from the Tale of Genji
Japanese Six Panel Screen: Genji Court Scenes from the Tale of Genji
Japanese Six Panel Screen: Genji Court Scenes from the Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji is sometimes referred to as the world’s first novel. It was written in the 11th century by Murasaki Shikibu, a noblewoman, in a combination of poetry, prose, and journal-like writing. The book is about a fictional Prince of Genji and his seductions and romances as an aristocrat in Heian era (794 – 1185) Japan. Tosa School painting in mineral pigments with gold leaf clouds on mulberry paper with silk brocade border. One of a pair with S0382B.

Period
18th Century
Origin
Japan
Dimensions
67" h x 145" w x 3/4" d
170.18 cm h x 368.3 cm w x 1.905 cm d
Item #
S0382A
Price Range
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