Toshusai Sharaku: Segawa Tomisaburo 2 - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Toshusai Sharaku

Title: Segawa Tomisaburo 2

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Artist: Sharaku Toshusai active 1794-1795 Title: Kabuki - Segawa Tomisaburo Date: Originally in Edo era This edition was made probably in the middle 20th century Publisher: This edition by Kyoto hangain Medium: Woodblock print. Format Oban tate-e Width Item 10.6 inches = 27.0 cm Height Item 16.1 inches = 41.0 cm Notes: Kabuki actor Segawa Tomisaburo II. Typical for Sharaku's actor portraits is the exaggerated, near to caricature expressiveness. Sharaku is one of the greatest mysteries of art history. He popped out of nowhere, created some 140 designs, mostly bust portraits of kabuki actors, and then disappeared from the scene. Numerous theories have been developed and countless books were written trying to give an answer to one of the biggest enigmas in art history. Prints by Sharaku are among the rarest and most expensive ukiyo-e. Prices for a Sharaku panel can easily exceed 100,000 USD and is nevertheless not offered more than once or twice per year

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