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JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS

each scene containing two persons, very spirited, of strong vivacious contours, black and white (illustrations in Hayashi Catalogue, No. 275, where there are others besides); erotic scenes on oblong sheets.

Of Masanobu's pupils, Okumura Toshinobu is the best and


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Sukenobu. Three dancing-girls


best known; but the latter ceased working before the death of his master.[1] In the Hayashi Catalogue he is called the son of Masanobu. He must be reckoned among his early pupils, as his coloured sheets are still quite archaic in style. He also produced two-colour prints. According to Fenollosa[2] his work is generally very delicate; no large wood-engravings by him are known.

  1. Fenollosa Cat., No. 37.
  2. Tokio Cat., p. 39.