Ono no Komachi, Right Sheet (Migi) of a Triptych of Beauties (Bijin sanpukutsui)

「美人三福対 小野小町 右」

Japanese
Edo period
1720s
Artist Nishimura Shigenobu (Japanese, active about 1724–1735), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.5 x 14.5 cm (12 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5886

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

Eshi Nishimura Shigenobu hitsu
絵師西村重信筆

Provenance

Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; October 1913, 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