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Collection

No:07020400Scenes from the Tale of Genji

Artists
IWASA Matabei
Date
17C
Technique
Color over gold leaf on paper.
Shape
Pair of six-fold screens.
Description
This is a middle-size screen depicting the Tale of Genji. Six scenes: “Kocho”, “Wakamurasaki”, “Eawase”, “Kiritsubo”, “Momijinoga” and “Miotsukushi” are depicted in brilliant colors on a background of gold created by enclosing each space with cloud figures in gold leaf. IWASA Matabei is thought to have painted this work. Each scene is elegantly depicted with the skillful touch of the traditional Tosa School.
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