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Okumura Masanobu [Baiō]locked

(b 1686; d 1764).
  • Juliann Wolfgram

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Japanese print designer, painter, book illustrator and publisher. Although Masanobu’s artistic career spanned six decades, Edo-period (1600–1868) documents reveal little about his life. However, his prolific artistic output and technical innovations make him one of the leading figures of the early history of Japanese woodblock printing and ...

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