Scenes from "The First Warbler" and "Butterflies" Chapters of "The Tale of Genji"

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Scenes from "The First Warbler" and "Butterflies" Chapters of "The Tale of Genji"

Paintings / Edo

By Itaya Keishū Hirotaka (1786–1831)

Edo period, 19th century

Color on silk

各99.0×45.4

2幅

Inscriptions:桂舟住吉広隆筆 ; 広隆之印

These spring scenes from the [Tale of Genji] show Genji receiving New Year delicacies in the right scroll, and girls dressed as butterflies dancing, while holding cherry blossoms and kerria roses on the left."

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