The Tale of Genji: Flower Festival
(Genji Hana noen)
the center panel from a triptych depicting the Prince Genji in a peony garden referencing chapter eight from The Tale of Genji, signed at Eishi ga, with publisher's mark and seal of Nishimura Eijudo and censor's kiwame (approved) seal, ca. 1791-94
aiban tate-e 12 5/8 by 8 7/8 in., 32.2 by 22.4 cm
In the eighth chapter of the Tale of Genji, Prince Genji attends a banquet hosted by the Minister of the Right to view cherry blossoms where he seduces the Minister's young daughter, the Sixth Princess, Oborozukiyo.
For comparison with other impressions of this sheet see The Art Gallery of New South Wales, acquisition number 4354, and The British Museum, acquisition number 1924,0327,01.10.1-2.
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