Japanese Six Panel Screen: Scene from the Tale of Genji
Japanese Six Panel Screen: Scene from the Tale of Genji
Japanese Six Panel Screen: Scene from the Tale of Genji
Japanese Six Panel Screen: Scene 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. This screen depicts an interesting combination of a people within palace interiors and exteriors, suggesting palace intrigue. Beautifully executed Tosa School painting in mineral pigments on mulberry paper with gold leaf clouds.

Period
17th century
Origin
Japan
Dimensions
45" h x 115" w x .75" d
114.3cm h x 292.1cm w x 1.9cm d
Item #
S1243B
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