Katsukawa Shunshō (勝川春章) (artist 1726 – 1792)
Segawa Kikunojō III [瀬川菊之丞] as a woman crouching with a sword
ca 1791 – 1792
6.125 in x 12.75 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print
Signed: Shunshō ga (春章画)
Censor's seal: kiwame
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Segawa Kikunojō III was also known as Segawa Senjo.
Although the Metropolitan Museum of Art dates this print from 1778 this cannot be correct, because it carries a kiwame censor's seal. The first known use of that seal was 1791 and Shunshō lived until 1792. The curatorial notes at the Met also state that this print may be one panel of a triptych, but without any proof.
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Segawa Kikunojō III (三代目瀬川菊之丞) (actor)