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Kano Tsunenobu
(Kyoto, Japan, 1636 - 1713, Tokyo, Japan)

Kano Tsunenobu was a leading artist of the Kano school, the predominant family and workshop of artists who served the shogunate (military government) from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century. In Kyoto, Tsunenobu studied with his uncle, Tan'yu, one of the best-known exponents of this school known for its bold, decorative paintings. Later, Tsunenobu was appointed a court painter and received several official titles. At court, he had access to vast collections of Chinese and Japanese paintings, which enabled him to gain expertise as a connoisseur of old masterpieces.

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