Sharaku Woodblock Print Shoso of Kewaizaka
An Oban Woodblock Print by Toshusai Sharaku and a great example of the famous Kabuki actors he depicted so well. Matsumoto Yonesaburo plays the courtesan Kewaizaka no Shosho in the play “Katakiuchi Noriyaibanashi” 1794-95. An excellent depiction with wonderful colour and detail.
Printed in mid 20th Century Japan.
Beautifully rendered, polychrome (nishiki-e) pigment on handmade Mulberry Bark Washi paper.
Dimensions of Paper 38 cm Height x 26 cm Width.
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Sharaku produced some of the most evocative ukiyo-e art and his artistic abilities were well ahead of his time. His designs still stand unchallenged as the quintessence of Kabuki Theatre. Sharaku was active for a brief period of 10 months between 1794 and 1795 and little is known of him before or after this period. Sharaku’s works are in many of the leading museums around the world such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Art Institute of Chicago, The British Museum, London, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg and Tokyo National Museum.
|Dimensions||26 × 38 cm|