Boatman by Hasui --- Hasui was a prominent Japanese painter in the late and early His paintings were mostly of rural life and landscapes in traditional oil and watercolor paint. However, he also created a large body of woodblock prints and
Gentile Bellini, Seated Scribe, (via). ~ In 1479 the Venetian Senate sent Bellini to Mehmet II’s court in Constantinople as part of a peace agreement. There he acted as a court painter and cultural ambassador.