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JAPANESE WOOD ENGRAVINGS

Kiyonaga, it reached its highest point. With Kiyonaga was associated Kiyotsuné, a less successful disciple of the school, and the Torii line closed near the end of the century with Kiyominé. The

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Fig. 13.—A Chinese Sage. Engraved from a sketch by Kano Tanyu in the Gwa-ko sen-ran (1740).

blocks employed in printing were gradually increased in number to seven, and, although in later times as many as thirty printings were required to complete a picture, the added complexity of the process appeared only to