Shinsai, Chapters 25–27, from the series The Tale of Genji, 21.9264

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Chapters 25–27 (Hotaru, Tokonatsu, Kagaribi), from the series The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)

「源氏物語 蛍 常夏 篝火」

Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (1764?–1820)

Edo period about 1819–20 (Bunsei 2–3)

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Analysis point Image Results
Pt 1 tin
Pt 2 brass, orpiment
Pt 3 indigo (iron oxide?)
Pt 4 brass
Pt 5 dayflower, sappanwood
Pt 6 sappanwood
Pt 7 indigo
Pt 8 brass

Note: The center of the circle is point of analysis.