Prince Genji

About This Project

An original painting created in acrylic on wood panel (size: 30 x 24 inches).

This artwork was inspired by “The Tale of Genji”, a classic masterpiece of Japanese literature written by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period. It is said to be the world’s first novel and provides a wealth of information on the customs, clothing, and values of the ancient Japanese nobility.

Japanese Court