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Faith (Shin), from the series The Five Virtues (Gojô)

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Shows Lady Murasaki at Ishiyama-dera Temple, divinely inspired to write the Tale of Genji.

Signed

Harunobu ga 春信画

Provenance

Acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from William L. Keane; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1767 (Meiwa 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #193; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #290.5, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 256; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p.70, #111

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.5 x 20.7 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4964

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints