Sharaku Toshusai 東洲斎写楽 (act. 1794 - 1795)

Sharaku’s work is as brilliant as his life is mysterious. He worked just nine months, left 144 woodblock prints and disappeared without trace. He may have been a Noh actor in the troupe of a feudal lord. His work consists of yakusha-e for the kabuki theatre, busts or full-length scenes featuring one or two figures, all sponsored and printed by Tsutaya Jūzaburō, the most successful publisher of the day. His typical ukiyo-e prints are okubi-e, with caricature-like heads against a dark or occasionally gradated kira background, bearing a distant resemblance to the work of Shunshō and Toyokuni. The expressions on the grimacing faces, often exaggerated to the point of grotesqueness, together with the drama suggests by the economical gestures, bring out well not only the character of the part being played, but also the individual features of the actor himself. Sharaku’s powerful draughtsmanship and his skilful use of colour-contrast exploit the whole gamut of technical possibilities available to the print artist. The idea that his super-realistic, often unflattering portraits earned him the dislike of the public and the hatred of the actors is no more than a legend, though it does make his sudden disappearance more plausible. It is certainly true that the Japanese public were not prepared for Sharaku’s incisive realism or his psychologically well-founded caricature, which were both revolutionary in ukiyo-e art and may well have been responsible for his extremely brief career.

Sharaku Toshusai 東洲斎写楽 (act. 1794 - 1795)

Filter  
  1. Artist Sharaku Toshusai Remove This Item
Clear All
Price  
Artist  
  1. Bairei Kono
  2. Bakufu Ono
  3. Beisaku Taguchi
  4. Charles W. Bartlett
  5. Chikahide Ryusai
  6. Chikanobu Yoshu
  7. Chikashige Morikawa
  8. Chikayoshi Gokyoro
  9. Chikayoshi Toyohara
  10. Chikuseki Yamamoto
  11. Choki Eishosai
  12. Eiri Rekisentei
  13. Eisen Keisai
  14. Eishi Chobunsai
  15. Eisho Chokosai
  16. Eizan Kikugawa
  17. Elizabeth Keith
  18. Eshi Tomikawa Fusanobu
  19. Fusakatsu Kanohara
  20. Fusatane Utagawa
  21. Gakusui Ide
  22. Gekko Ogata
  23. Gesso Yoshimura
  24. Gihachiro Okuyama
  25. Ginko Adachi
  26. Goyo Hashiguchi
  27. Hakuga Koikawa
  28. Hanko Kajita
  29. Harunobu Suzuki
  30. Hasui Kawase
  31. Hideteru Utagawa
  32. Hirokage Utagawa
  33. Hirosada Konishi
  34. Hiroshi Yoshida
  35. Hiroshige I Utagawa (Hiroshige Ando)
  36. Hiroshige II Utagawa
  37. Hiroshige III Utagawa
  38. Hisakuni Utagawa
  39. Hodo Nishimura
  40. Hokkei Totoya
  41. Hokoku Kitamura
  42. Hokusai Katsushika
  43. Hokushu Shunkosai
  44. Ikkei Shosai
  45. Ito Nisaburo
  46. Joichi Hoshi
  47. Junichiro Sekino
  48. Kan'un
  49. Kaoru Kawano
  50. Katsuyuki Nishijima
  51. Keinen Imao
  52. Kiyochika Kobayashi
  53. Kiyonaga Torii
  54. Kiyooki Shinohara
  55. Kiyosada Torii
  56. Kiyoshi Saito
  57. Kiyotada VII Torii
  58. Kiyotsune Torii
  59. Koga Iijima
  60. Kogyo Tsukioka
  61. Koitsu Tsuchiya
  62. Kokunimasa Utagawa
  63. Konen Uehara
  64. Konobu II Hasegawa
  65. Koryusai Isoda
  66. Kokyo Harada
  67. Koson Ohara
  68. Koto Ohkura
  69. Kotondo Torii
  70. Kuniaki Utagawa
  71. Kuniaki II Utagawa
  72. Kunichika Toyohara
  73. Kunifuku Utagawa
  74. Kunihide I Utagawa
  75. Kunihiko Utagawa
  76. Kunihisa II Utagawa
  77. Kuninao Utagawa
  78. Kunio Kaneko
  79. Kuniomi Utagawa
  80. Kuniteru Utagawa
  81. Kuniteru (Kunitsuna) II Utagawa
  82. Kunitoshi Utagawa
  83. Kuniume Utagawa
  84. Kuniyasu Utagawa
  85. Kuniyasu Utagawa (Haruaki Sekisai)
  86. Kuniyoshi Utagawa
  87. Kyosai Kawanabe
  88. Kyosui Kawanabe
  89. Masamitsu Ota
  90. Mokuchu Urushibara
  91. Morikane Narita
  92. Mosai Nagashima
  93. Nanryo Suzuki
  94. Nobukazu Fujiwara
  95. Nobukazu Yosai
  96. Nobushige Ryushu
  97. Nobuyasu Yoshu
  98. Onihira Kinshiro
  99. Paul Binnie
  100. Paul Jacoulet
  101. Rosetsu Chinsai
  102. Sadahide Utagawa
  103. Sadanobu Hasegawa
  104. Seiko Okuhara
  105. Seitei Watanabe
  106. Sekijo Juka
  107. Sencho Teisai
  108. Sentaro Iwata
  109. Shigehiro Kikusui
  110. Shigenaga Nishimura
  111. Shigenobu Utagawa
  112. Shigenobu Yanagawa
  113. Shikimaro Kitagawa
  114. Shinichi Fujiwara
  115. Shinrei
  116. Shinsui Ito
  117. Shiro Kasamatsu
  118. Shodo Kawarazaki
  119. Shogetsu Toshu
  120. Shotei Takahashi (Hiroaki)
  121. Shoun Yamamoto
  122. Shuko Tomita
  123. Shuncho Katsukawa
  124. Shunei Katsukawa
  125. Shungyo Nagashima
  126. Shunjo Katsukawa
  127. Shunko I Katsukawa
  128. Shunko II Katsukawa
  129. Shunsen Katsukawa
  130. Shunsen Natori
  131. Shunsho Katsukawa
  132. Shuntei Miyagawa
  133. Shunzan Katsukawa
  134. Sozan Ito
  135. Tankei Inoue
  136. Tetsuya Abe
  137. Tomikichiro Tokuriki
  138. Tomoyo Jinbo
  139. Toraji Ishikawa
  140. Toshi Yoshida
  141. Toshiaki Nakazawa
  142. Toshihide Migita
  143. Toshikata Mizuno
  144. Toshimasa Shunsai
  145. Toshimitsu Fukushima
  146. Toshimitsu Otsuki
  147. Toshimitsu Shinsai
  148. Toshisue Shinsai
  149. Toyokuni I Utagawa
  150. Toyokuni II Utagawa
  151. Toyokuni III Utagawa (Kunisada I)
  152. Toyokuni IV Utagawa (Kunisada II)
  153. Kunisada III Utagawa
  154. Toyonobu Ishikawa
  155. Toyonobu Utagawa
  156. Tsukimaro Kitagawa
  157. Tsunetomi Kitano
  158. Uncho Samukawa
  159. Utamaro I Kitagawa
  160. Utamaro II Kitagawa
  161. Yoshiaki Utagawa
  162. Yoshifuji Utagawa
  163. Yoshiharu Utagawa
  164. Yoshiiku Utagawa
  165. Yoshikado Utagawa
  166. Yoshikazu Utagawa
  167. Yoshimori Utagawa
  168. Yoshimune Utagawa
  169. Yoshio Markino
  170. Yoshitaki Utagawa
  171. Yoshitora Utagawa
  172. Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
  173. Yoshitsuna Utagawa
  174. Yoshitsuya Utagawa
  175. Yoshitsuya II Utagawa
  176. Zeshin Shibata
  177. Shoji Hamada
  178. Yabu Meizan
  179. Unsigned
  180. War Prints Artists
We can't find products matching the selection.