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$ 55,000

Japanese Six Panel Screen: Glorious Painting of Lady Murasaki on Lake Biwa

Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Dimensions
W. 148 in; H. 68.5 in; D. 0.75 in;
W. 375.92 cm; H. 173.99 cm; D. 1.91 cm;
Creation Date 1800
Description Edo period (c. 1800) painting of a scene from the Tale of Genji, 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. The height of Tosa School painting with outstanding execution of heavy gold clouds and heavy gold dust giving the screen a special glow. A wonderful peaceful and serene painting in which Lady Murasaki rides a boat on Lake Biwa. Painted in mineral pigments, gold leaf and gold dust on mulberry paper. Pair available, sold separately.
Styles / Movements Asian Art
Dealer Reference Number S1386
Incollect Reference Number 411234
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