Actor Segawa Kikunojô III (?) or Segawa Otome (?) as a shirabyôshi dancer in Musume Dôjô-ji

三代目瀬川菊之丞ヵ瀬川乙女ヵの白拍子

Japanese
Edo period
1783 (Tenmei 3), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #508

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.4049

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably the right half of a diptych, with 11.18871 as the left half.

Play: Mata Saku Hana Musume Dôjô-ji
Theater: Nakamura, second feature
Main feature: Edo no Hana Mimasu Soga

However, Clark notes that there was also a production of Musume Dôjô-ji in the 10th month, the farewell performance of Segawa otome, the older brother of Kikunojô III; the brothers used the same crest.

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection