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Shigemasa

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00168696
Shigemasa

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Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Edo (now Tokyo).

Born 1739; died 1820.

Painter, print artist.

The son of Suharaya Saburobei, an Edo bookseller, Shigemasa studied art from illustrated books. Starting in the 1750s, he designed a number of perspective prints and some hosoban...

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Subjects: Painting ; Book Arts and Illustration ; Prints and Printmaking ; 19th-Century Art ; 18th-Century Art ; East Asian Art

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