Yaegaki, Later (nochi ni) Ise, Left Sheet (Hidari) of a Triptych of Beauties (Bijin sô sanpukutsui)

美人相 三幅対 「左 八重垣後ニいせ」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the set: Ukiyo-e taisei 3 (1931), #104

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32 x 14.9 cm (12 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.392

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two sheets of the triptych: 06.391, 06.392
The series title, written on the cover of the book in the upper corner that serves as a title cartouche, is visible on the impression illustrated in Ukiyo-e taisei but has faded to the point of illegibility on both of the MFA 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

Hôgetsudô Okumura Masanobu shôhitsu

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection