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1923 Toshusai Sharaku Ukiyo-e Kabuki Actor Japanese Art Hand Colored Print

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•Title: Sharaku (Entre 1789-1800). - Un Acteur (plate#33)
•Year: 1923
•Size (inches): 6.8 x 8.8

•Size (cm): 17.5 x 22
•Provenance:  Documents D'Art, Musee Du Louvre, L'Estampe Japonaise, Par Gaston Migeon
•Verso:  No printing
  Editions Albert Morance

      We are pleased to be offering you this 92 year old French hand colored collotype plate of Japanese art by Toshusai Sharaku. 
It comes from a collection of book style tipped-in plates published on heavy stock paper by the famous French art publisher Albert Morance in 1926. Morance's publishing house specialized in fine arts and architecture, he founded the "Albert Morancé Editions" whose collections include this one, "Documents D'Art, Musee Du Louvre, L'Estampe Japonaise, XVII et XVIII Siccles" (Japanese Prints, XVII & XVIII centuries), it was published in cooperation with Gaston Migeon, the director of The Louvre Museum at that time.

This beautiful print is in very good condition, it has shiny metallic flecks in the blue background area, visible at certain angles.  Please examine the images closely before making a purchase.

Toshusai Sharaku (active 1794–1795) was a Japanese ukiyo-e print artist, known for his portraits of kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers. Little is known of him besides the prints he designed; neither his true name nor the dates of his birth or death are known. His active career as a woodblock artist spanned ten months; his prolific work met disapproval, and his output came to an end as suddenly and mysteriously as it had begun. His work has since been recognized as some of the greatest in the ukiyo-e genre.

 IC07  104