The Style of a Girl, Left Sheet of a Triptych (Musume-fû, sanpukutsui hidari)

「むすめ風 三福対左」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 137

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.3 x 14.2 cm (11 15/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5880

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and metallic pigment

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

Markings

Artist's seal: Shigenaga

Provenance

March 1918, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection