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Kano Tsunenobu (1636 - 1713)

Kano style painter at the former part of the Edo period (1603 - 1868).
He served the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Son of Kano Hisanobu.
In 1650, when he was 15 years old, Tsunenobu succeeded to his father, the head of the Kobikicho Kano school in Edo.
Tsunenobu also studied painting under Kano Tanyu.
Tsunenobu is included in the Kano's Big Four, that are Motonubu, Eitoku, Tanyu and him.
Tsunenobu helped earn a good reputation of the Kano school, especially the Kobikcho Kano school.
Therefore, he was ordained as Hogen rank in 1704, and was ordained as Hoin rank in 1709 by the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Fusuma-e Shiki Waka Zukan Shiki Kacho-zu Byobu Useki (right)
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