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Soken Yamaguchi (aka Sojun)

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Japanese, (1759–1818)
Maruyama painter. Lived in Kyoto. One of Maruyama Okyo's ten best pupils. His work also shows traces of ukiyo-e influence. A good figure painter, specialized in bijinga; painted landscapes, genre scenes, and kachoga as well. Known also for his illustrations, reproduced in woodblock prints, in such books as the Yamato Jimbutsu Gafu of 1800, the Yamato Jimbutsu Gafu Kohen of 1804, and the Soken Jimbutsu Gafu in three volumes. Note: Sometimes he is called Sojun in the West. -- Roberts, L. Dictionary of Japanese Artists (1980)

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