Fukurokuju, Left Sheet of a Triptych (Fukurokuju, sanpukutsui hidari)

「福禄寿  三福対左」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1740
Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756), Publisher Kurodaya (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 143

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.9 x 14.9 cm (12 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5877

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

Nishimura Shigenaga hitsu
西村重長筆

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection