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Murasaki no ue, from the series Two Beauties from the Tale of Genji (Gengo nikajin)

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The complete set of two: 00.1925, 00.1927. Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 185.

Inscription

Poem by Seigaen Masago: Sashigumi no/ hana no yamabe mo/ yukari tote/ waka-murasaki ni/ kasumu nodokesa

Signed

Gakutei hitsu 岳亭筆

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, about 1823–25 (Bunsei 6–8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #57

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1927

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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