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Sharaku: The Enigmatic Ukiyo-E Master


Rembrandt, Velazquez, and Toshusai Sharaku have been called the greatest portrait artists of all time. Of the three, Sharaku's name is undoubtedly the least widely known. This comparative obscurity may be due to the fact that Sharaku was ignored in his own country and time, Japan of the eighteenth century, and remained in obscurity until his powerful portraits of Kabuki actors were discovered over one hundred years later by Western artists and critics. Another possible reason for Sharaku's lesser reputation is that his ...

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Sharaku: The Enigmatic Ukiyo-E Master
1995, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9784770019103


Sharaku: The Enigmatic Ukiyo-E Master
1983, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9780870116032


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