A Triptych of Flower-sellers (Hanauri sanpukutsui)

「左 花売三幅対」 「中 花うり三幅対」 「右 花うり三幅対」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Nishimura Shigenobu (Japanese, active about 1724–1735), Publisher Murataya Jirobei (Eiyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Uncut hosoban triptych; 31.3 x 43.2 cm (12 5/16 x 17 in.)

Accession Number

06.445

Medium or Technique

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

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

Gakô Nishimura Magosaburô hitsu (on center and left designs)
画工西村孫三郎筆

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection