Scenes from the Tale of Genji
In this screen, Prince Genji (shown with chrysanthemums in his hat) rehearses a traditional dance with a friend (wearing maple leaves) in a courtyard while a woman watches from behind a screen. The woman may be one of Genji's love interests, the lovely Fujitsubo. In one corner, a woman stands on a game board, reciting poetry for small audience. This composition offers a strong sense of the Japanese courtly ideal, in which members of the aristocracy were expected to pass time in pursuit of highly refined and traditional forms of beauty.
Pair of six-fold screens, ink and colors on gold leaf
early 17th century
45 1/2 x 68 1/2 in. (115.6 x 174 cm)
Image (outer panel): 61 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. (156.8 x 55.2 cm)
Image (inner panel): 61 3/4 x 24 1/4 in. (156.8 x 61.6 cm) (show scale)
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Scenes from the Tale of Genji, early 17th century. Pair of six-fold screens, ink and colors on gold leaf, 45 1/2 x 68 1/2 in. (115.6 x 174 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 77.140a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 77.140a_bw.jpg)
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