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Tani Bunchō

Japanese, 1763-1841


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Born

1763

Died

1841

Occupation or Type

printmaker

painter

Bio

Tani Bunchō was a multifaceted artist who was adept at many styles of painting, including a Western-inspired realism. Fidelity to nature was sometimes motivated by practical concerns, as in his topographical sketches of the Japanese coastline, painted in 1793 for a high official in the shogunate who was concerned with maritime defenses.

Gender

Male

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