Actor Segawa Kikunojō III at a Party, c. 1784

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On the right in front of an opened sliding door that provides a view into the garden sits the kabuki actor Segawa Kikunojō III (1751-1810), identified by the butterfly crest on his robe. Kikunojō III was a popular performer of female roles. The older man on the left is the host of the party and could be a kabuki lover who commissioned this painting and is portrayed here.

Actor Segawa Kikunojō III at a Party
Artist Life
1735 - 1814
Accession Number
Satō Shōtarō 佐藤庄太郎; Richard P. Gale (until 1974)
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