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Chikuto real name: Nakabayashi Nariaki, Original Given Name: Narimasa or Seisho; Artist Names: Chikuto, Taigen-An, Tozan-Inshi, Chutanlocked

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Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1776; died 1853.

Painter. Landscapes, animals.

Nanga (literati) school.

Chikuto was the son of a doctor in Nagoya. At the age of 15, he became the protégé of the rich businessman and collector Kamiya Ten’yu, who was also from Nagoya and through whom he met many artists and studied Chinese pictorial techniques. It was through Tenyu that Chikuto made the acquaintance of the painter Yamamoto Baiitsu (...

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