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Last NameKanō    
Given NameMotonobu    
alt. NamesM. K. ; Motonobu; Shirōjirō / Ōinosuke /Eisen / Gyokusen / Hōgen / Genshin / Montonobu /Ko-Hōgen / 狩野 元信 ;    
Marriage    
Childrenartist Shōei (1519-1592) ; artist Yusetsu (1514-1562) ; artist Joshin (15xx-1xxx)    
Year born1476 in Kyoto    
Year died1559    
Place of deathKyoto    
Father's occupationcourt painter Kanō Masanobu, founder of Kanō school,     
Relativesartists: father-inlaw Tosa Mitsunobu; brother Yukinobu (1513–1575)    
Educationpupil of father in Kanga (Chinese-style ink painting) & portraiture    
Country of ActivityJapan    
Worked forKano: 49 Landscapes with Flowers and Birds ; wall panels depicting Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons 1513 & 1543-9 ;    
PatronageAshikaga Yoshimasa, Yoshizumi & Yoshiharu; Hosokawa Takakuni    
Collaborators    
Techniquesbotanical kanga, suiboku-ga (sumi-e) water-ink painting, wa-kan painting, ornamental painting, calligraphy    
Sample(s)    
Archival sourcesReiun-in Kyoto    
Published sourcesAKL ; Dance 1989: 14 & 218 ;    
otherActive in Ohara, Kyoto.    
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