Gardens of Maple Leaves, Brocade Breezes from the Tatsuta River (Momiji no niwa, Tatsuta no kawa no nishiki nagarekaze), Center Sheet of a Triptych (Sanpukutsui chû)

「三ふく対中 もみぢのにわ たつたの川のにしきながれ風」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756), Publisher Fujita Chûbei


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.4 x 15.8 cm (12 3/8 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.30152

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

Signed

Nihon gakô Nishimura Shigenaga hitsu

日本画工 西村重長筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Shigenaga

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection