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Tōshūsai Sharaku (Japanese: 東洲斎 写楽; active 1794–1795) was a Japanese ukiyo-e print designer, known for his portraits of kabuki actors. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sharaku has received more than 292,978 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Sharaku is the 646th most popular painter (down from 615th in 2019).

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Among painters, Sharaku ranks 646 out of 2,023Before him are Boris Kustodiev, Valentin de Boulogne, Tadeusz Kantor, Charles-André van Loo, Francesco Filippini, and Adriaen van Utrecht. After him are Bartolomeo Vivarini, Francesco de' Rossi, Jean Béraud, István Sándorfi, Anton Ažbe, and Alessandro Magnasco.

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Among people born in 1701, Sharaku ranks 8Before him are Anna Magdalena Bach, Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia, Maria Amalia of Austria, Charles Marie de La Condamine, Pietro Longhi, and Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas. After him are Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, Johan Agrell, Nicolai Eigtved, Dmitry Laptev, and Wu Jingzi. Among people deceased in 1801, Sharaku ranks 16Before him are Carl Stamitz, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain, Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, and Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia. After him are Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Motoori Norinaga, Nikolai Vasilyeich Repnin, Ignacy Krasicki, and Franz Moritz von Lacy.

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