A Triptych of Charming Ladies (Enjo sanpukutsui): The Third Princess (Nyosan no miya) and Two Attendants

「艶女三幅対 左」 「艶女三幅対 中 女三宮(にょさんのみや)」 「艶女三幅対 右」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Tamura Sadanobu (Japanese, active about 1725–1748), Publisher Murataya Jirobei (Eiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pls. 131-3

Dimensions

Uncut hosoban triptych; 33.5 x 46.7 cm (13 3/16 x 18 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5812

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color, nikawa, and metallic powder

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

In early hosoban triptychs, “left” and “right” often (but not always) mean “proper left” and “proper right,” that is, right and left respectively as seen by the viewer.

Signed

Yamato gakô Tamura Sadanobu hitsu (on each design)

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 593); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection