The Burke Collection
From Sumiyoshi monogatari emaki (住吉物語絵巻)
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Catalogue information

Kamakura period, late 13th century

Fragments of handscroll, mounted as two hanging scrolls

Scroll i: ink and color on paper; 31.1 x 71.5 cm (12 1/4 x 28 1/8 in.)
Scroll ii: ink on paper; 30.5 x 8.4 cm (12 x 3 1/4 in.)

Donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015

Ex Coll.: Masuda Tarō, Kanagawa Prefecture; Momiyama Hanzaburō; Yoshida Tanzaemon


Hirata Hisashi 1912, pl. 30
Hirata Hisashi
[Editor.] Taishikai zuroku (Catalogue of the Taishikai tea ceremony). Tokyo: Hirata Hisashi.

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Murase 1975, no. 21
Murase, Miyeko
Japanese Art: Selections from the Mary and Jackson Burke Collection. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Tokyo National Museum 1985a, no. 5
Tokyo National Museum
Nihon bijutsu meihin ten: New York Burke Collection / A Selection of Japanese Art from the Mary and Jackson Burke Collection. Exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun.

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Avitabile 1990, no. 20
Avitabile, Gunhild
[Editor]. Die Kunst des alten Japan: Meisterwerke aus der Mary and Jackson Burke Collection, New York. Exh. cat. Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

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Tokyo National Museum 1993, no. 19
Tokyo National Museum
Yamato-e: Miyabi no keifu (Yamato-e: Japanese painting in the tradition of courtly elegance). Exh. cat. Tokyo: Tokyo National Museum.

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Murase 2000, no. 37
Murase, Miyeko
Bridge of Dreams: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection of Japanese Art. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Tsuji Nobuo et al. 2005, no. 21.
Tsuji Nobuo et al.
Nyūyōku Bāku korekushon-ten: Nihon no bi sanzennen no kagayaki / Enduring Legacy of Japanese Art: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu; Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; and Miho Museum, Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture. [Tokyo]: Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha.

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Then they arrived in the capital and went to the mansion of Chūjō’s father, who was upset about his son’s secret marriage to an unknown country girl. Nevertheless, he built a special wing of the house for them and there established the newlyweds.