Fujiwara no Nobuzane

1176 - 1265

Fujiwara Nobuzane was one of the leading Japanese portrait artists of his day.
Nobuzane was born in Kyoto, and was the son of Fujiwara Takanobu. Takanobu specialized in nise-e portraits. Of his works that have survived, the most notable is a set of the Thirty-Six Poetry Immortals. Nobuzane's son Tametsugu and grandson Tamenobu carried on the family tradition of painting.
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