Sharaku | The Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as the Wet Nurse Shigenoi

Sharaku | The Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as the Wet Nurse Shigenoi

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Artist: Tōshūsai Sharaku 東洲斎 写楽 (active 1794–1795) 
Date: 1794 (Kansei 6), 5th month; 1963 Reprint
Publisher: Tsutaya Jûzaburô, Kôshodô (1794); Shuei-sha (1963)
Title: The Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as the Wet Nurse Shigenoi | 四代目岩井半四郎の乳人重の井 | Iwai Hanshiro no Chichiudo Shigenoi
Medium: Offset lithograph printed on tradtional Japanese handmade washi paper
 Envelope 31.5 cm x 46 cm

Play: Koinyôbô Somewake Tazuna
Theater: Kawarazaki

Tôshûsai Sharaku ga

Censor's seal: kiwame

The Shūeisha Masterpieces collection includes what many art historians consider the rarest and most representative works in the history of ukiyo-e. In order to make these rare works more accessible, Shūeisha commissioned a collection encompassing some of the greatest works of the most renowned masters in the history of the Japanese tradition.

These works were commissioned from original first impressions housed in collections all around the world, with the process overseen by a team of art historians. Each piece was reproduced on an authentic ukiyo-e washi broadsheet using a polychrome offset lithographic printing process, and comes mounted to an individual envelope noting the artist name, and series print number.

*Price is for Individual print and accompanying envelope. Full series are available for certain artists while supplies last. If you are interested in the complete set, the complete series (all 7 sets and/or addenda), or any of the accompanying documents and storage binders please contact:

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