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Murasaki Shikibu

A work made of color woodblock print; oban.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; oban.

Date:

Edo period (1615–1868), about 1784

Artist:

Torii Kiyonaga
Japanese, 1752-1815

About this artwork

The famous author of the “Genji Monogatari” is depicted seated on the engawa of one of the buildings of Ishiyama. Buddhist temple on a rocky hillside overlooking Lake Biwa where she is said to have written that classic romance. Writing materials are upon a low tabl e before her and she holds a brush in her hand.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Torii Kiyonaga

Title

Murasaki Shikibu

Origin

Japan

Date

1779–1789

Medium

Color woodblock print; oban

Dimensions

36.1 × 24.5 cm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.2642

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