(長次郎; fl. early 17th century)
Album leaves, mounted as pair of hanging scrolls
Painting: ink, color, and gold on paper; text: ink, gold, and silver on paper
Each leaf 24.1 x 21.4 cm (9 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.)
“Vast numbers of things,” he [Genji] said to Murasaki. “We must see that they are divided so that no one has a right to feel slighted.” He had everything spread before him, the products of the offices and of Murasaki’s personal endeavors as well. Such sheens and hues as she had wrought, displaying yet another of her talents!