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Sekien

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00167315
Sekien

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Japanese, 18th century, male.

Born 1712, in Edo (now Tokyo); died 1788.

Painter, print artist, illustrator.

Sekien was a pupil of Kano Gyokuen and subsequently went moved towards ukiyo-e painting and produced illustrations, mainly of pretty women for romances. He also made votive tablets for temples, with those of the Senso-ji temple in Tokyo considered among his best....

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Subjects: Painting ; Book Arts and Illustration ; Prints and Printmaking ; 18th-Century Art ; East Asian Art

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