Genji monogartari (The Tale of Genji). Chapter 1: Kiritsubo (The Lady of the Paulownia-Courtyard Chambers); Chapter 5: Wakamurasaki (Little Purple Gromwell) and Chapter 7: Momiji no ga (An Imperial Celebration of Autumn Foliage)

Tosa School, Japanese, 1675 - 1725



Opaque watercolor with embossed gold on Japanese paper with silk brocade border and wood frame

Overall: 40 9/16 × 18 in. (103 × 45.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Jane and Richard D. Lombard, Class of 1953, Tuck 1954



Place Made: Japan, East Asia, Asia



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Not signed.

Course History

ARTH 64, The Japanese Painting Tradition, Allen Hockley, Spring 2014

Exhibition History

Dartmouth Looks at The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari), curated by Dennis Washburn and Allen Hockley in conjunction with the colloquium "What Is a Classic? Translation, Reception, and the Making of Canons," Ivan Albright Gallery, Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 21-September 28, 2014.


Jane K. and Richard D. Lombard; given to present collection, 1984.

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