Shows Lady Murasaki at Ishiyama-dera Temple, divinely inspired to write the Tale of Genji.
Harunobu ga 春信画
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1767 (Meiwa 4)
- Artist Suzuki Harunobu, Japanese, 1725–1770
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
Vertical chûban; 28.5 x 20.7 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper