Genji monogatari (Tale of Genji): Chapter 2: Hahakigi (Broom Cypress); Chapter 3: Utsusemi (A Molted Cicada Shell) and Chapter 4: Yūgao (The Lady of the Evening Faces)

possibly Tosa Mitsuyoshi, Japanese, 1700 - 1772

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Late Edo Period (about 1789-1868)

Hand painted handscroll with pigment and ink on Japanese paper

Overall: 13 7/8 × 3 9/16 × 3 9/16 in. (35.3 × 9 × 9 cm)

Length: 32.81 ft. (10 m)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of George Herman, Class of 1941, in memory of those who died in the War against Japan

P.993.48

Geography/Culture

Asia, East Asia, Japan

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Painting: Hand Scroll

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Course History

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

Exhibition History

The Art of Storytelling, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont, September 8-December 13, 2015.

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.

Screens and Scrolls: Japanese Painting from the Ackland Art Museum, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 8-June 18, 2000.

Gene Y. Kim, Class of 1985, Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 6-July 1, 1996.

Provenance

Given to George Herman (1920-2005) in Tokyo, Japan, 1953; given to present collection, 1993.

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