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Masao Ebina, Japanese, (active 1913–1980)
Tale of Genji: Ch. 50, Azumaya, 1955
Ink and colors on paper
9 5/16 x 13 in. (23.6 x 33 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2015.1.47


Commentary
"Genji Monogatari" ("The Tale of Genji"), Vol. L, "A Pavilion": Niou-Hyoubukyo-no-Miya visits Ukifune. This is a first edition.

The "Tale of Genji" is a literary masterpiece, which tells of the intrigue and human drama in the ancient Heian court. This work inspired countless literary works and artworks in subsequent generations.

From: artelino.com

Marks
This work bears the artist's seal "Masao".

Medium
ink and colors and gold- and silver-colored metallic pigments on paper

Object Description
Lady Ukifune and Lord Niou-Hyoubukyo-no-Miya. The chapter summary is printed in English and Japanese in a tissue overlay.

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