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Suzuki Harushige (Shiba Kōkan)

Japanese, 1747-1818

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Suzuki Harushige was a pseudonym used by an artist better known to history as Shiba Kôkan. He began his career designing prints and painting in Harunobu's style, sometimes using the signature Harushige but also--perhaps after Harunobu's death--forging Harunobu's signature. Later in life, he took up the serious study of European-style realism, creating copperplate prints and paintings inspired by imported Dutch books.



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