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Nagasawa Rosetsu

Biography

1754~1799

Nagasawa Rosetsu was a late Edo painter from the Yamashiro province (an old Japanese province, overlapping southern Kyoto). While he was born into the Uesugi family, he was later adopted into the Nagasawa family. He learned to paint under the great Japanese painter, Maruyama Okyo and would later leave to establish his own individualistic aesthetic. Often compared to Ito Jakuchu and Soga Shohaku, he is named as one of the ""eccentrics"" of Edo. Moreover, his sophisticated incorporation of Western realism and Zen motifs in his works has been praised by Japanese and Western scholars alike.

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