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Zacharias Wagenaer

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Zacharias Wagenaer was opperhoofd (factor, chief) of the Dutch East India Company base at Dejima for a time.

He also served for a time in Brazil, and is known for his paintings of scenes and sights in both places, including at least one depiction of the Meireki Fire in Edo.

References

  • Thomas Kaufmann, "Global Costume: Connecting Global Costume and Global History of Art," talk given at University of Tokyo, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, 5 Aug 2017.
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