Asian Art
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery

Passage from the Tale of Genji

ca. 1580

Kaishi: ink on gold-flecked and goold-painted colored paper

sheet: 8 1/16 x 14 9/16 in. (20.5 x 37 cm)
Gift of Alex Kerr, B.A. 1974
2016.87.31
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Momoyama period (1573–1615)
Classification: 
Calligraphy
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Alex Kerr collection, Kyoto, Japan. Purchased from Kyoto auction houses and art dealers since the 1970s.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.