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Maboroshi, Chapter 41

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Tosa School, Japanese
Maboroshi, Chapter 41, ca. 1650
ink, colors, gold and silver on paper
8 3/8 x 9 3/4 in. (21.3 x 24.8 cm)


Object Type: Painting
Technique: Painting
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Richard L. Mellott
Accession Number: 2015.10.5


Commentary
The Tosa School produced hundreds of such albums over 500 years when their "production line" studios painted works of both deluxe quality and "affordable" quality for a wide variety of patrons. This work is an early example that falls into the second group, probably owned by a merchant family interested in "the classics."

Professor Bruce Coats
Scripps College

Medium
ink, colors, gold and silver on paper

Object Description
Genji, chapter 41, scene 3: Chujo brings holy water for Genji.

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