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

「源語二佳人 むらさきのうへ」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1823–25 (Bunsei 6–8)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The complete set of two: 00.1925, 00.1927.

Poem 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

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds