Ono no Komachi, Right Sheet (Migi) of a Triptych of Beauties (Bijin sanpukutsui)
「美人三福対 小野小町 右」
Hosoban; 30.5 x 14.5 cm (12 x 5 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa
Not On View
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.
Eshi Nishimura Shigenobu hitsu
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection