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Ukifune and Prince Kaoru in a boat
  • Japan
  • Ukifune and Prince Kaoru in a boat, circa 1810s or later, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7587
Description
Literature

Horizontal landscape, including three figures in court dress in a boat. Woman and man sit behind a folding screen, while third figure steers boat. Rocks and trees surround the small body of water. Clouds frame the entire composition. Very light in color. Illustration of a concluding chapter of "The Tale of Genji."