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Japanese, 18th century, male.

Painter.

Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world).

Ando Kaigetsudo and the school that he founded, and to which he gave his name, belong to the ‘primitive’ stage of the ukiyo-e movement. The pictures produced by the school were predominantly of beautiful women about town; they were mass-produced and have a particularly stylised look about them, which adds a boldness to the rhythmic movement of their sumptuous robes. Such pictures would become the stock-in-trade of later ...