Asian Art
Artist: Toshusai Sharaku, Japanese, active 1794–95

The Actors Segawa Kikunojo III as the Courtesan Katsuragi and Sawamura Sojuro III as Nagoya Sanza from the play Three Parasols of the Courtesan

7th month (when the play was performed), 1794

Ukiyo-e; polychrome woodblock print; mica ground

sheet: 14 1/2 x 10 in. (36.8 x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Walter Bareiss, B.S. 1940
1957.31.1
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
By appointment
Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 249, no. 463, ill.

George J. Lee, Edo Culture in Japanese prints, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1972), 43, no. 9.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 308, ill.

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