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actor Segawa Kikunojō III as a courtesan reading love letter
  • Katsukawa Shunshō
    1726–1792
    active: Japan
  • actor Segawa Kikunojō III as a courtesan reading love letter, early 1780s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 308 x 148 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 1/8 x 5 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 328 x 148 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 7/8 x 5 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7525
Description

Segawa Kikunojō III (1751-1810) standing and reading love letter. Left hand placed before mouth as a sign of astonishment. Noren (shop enterance cloth) at top. Unfurled letter echoes fold in kimono.