Triptych of Hanging Scrolls: Playing with Reality (Kakemono sanpukutsui, utsutsu no asobi)

「掛物三幅対 現の遊」

Japanese
Edo period
1750s
Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756), Publisher Shusseidô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #43; Gunsaulus, AIC cat. I (1955), p. 198, #29

Dimensions

Uncut hosoban triptych; 28.7 x 45.8 cm (11 5/16 x 18 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.716

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper, with hand-applied color added later

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nishimura Shigenaga hitsu (on the hanging scroll within each design)

西村重長筆

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection