Murasaki Shikibu composing the Tale of Genji at Ishiyamadera

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Maker(s)
Artist: Gakutei Harunobu (active ca. 1813 - ca. 1868)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Medium
Full color, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 38.5 × 54.8 cm (15 3/16 × 21 9/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1901.166
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, pavilion, river, The Tale of Genji, ukiyo-e, woman, writing
Provenance

To 1901
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908), New York, NY, and Spring Hill, AL, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ernest Francisco Fenollosa in 1901 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono List, pg. 58, no. 258, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (C.L. Freer source) 1853 - 1908

Published References
  • Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 46, pp. 116-119.
  • Elisabeth West FitzHugh. A Pigment Census of Ukiyo-e Paintings in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 11 Washington and Ann Arbor, 1979. pp. 27-38.
  • Harold P. Stern Narasaki Muneshige. Ukiyo-e shuka. vol. 16, Tokyo. pl. 27.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum