The Burke Collection
“Wakamurasaki” (若紫) and “Ukifune” (浮舟) chapters of Genji monogatari (源氏物語)
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attributed to Kaihō Yūsetsu

(海北友雪; 1598–1677)

and 27 unnamed calligraphers

Catalogue information

Edo period, 17th century

Two handscrolls, twenty-seven paintings and texts on each scroll; ink and color on paper

Scroll i (detail, top): 23.7 x 1938.3 cm (9 3/8 in. x 63 ft. 7 1/8 in.)
Scroll ii (detail, bottom): 23.7 x 1914.6 cm (9 3/8 in. x 62 ft. 9 3/4 in.)

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


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