A six-panel byobu-screen depicting one of the scenes from “The Tale of Genji” (a masterpiece of Japanese literature by Murasaki Shikibu, written at the beginning of the 11th century). This screen shows four aristocratic ladies playing the instruments, Guzheng and Biwa in a pavilion. The man on the right behind the fence peeking at the ladies is possibly considered as Hikaru Genji, the main character in “The Tale of Genji”. Ravishing screen with classical sensibility. Impressively detailed. Very good condition for his age.
Dimension : 372 x 143 cm
Japan Edo (1603-1868) 17th century.
Reference : See the collection of “The Metropolitan Museum of Art”, writing box (Suzuribako) with “The Lady of the Bridge” design.
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