- Japanese: 狩野益信 (Kanou Masunobu)
Kanô Masunobu was the founder of the Surugadai branch of the Kanô school of painting; he and the other members of the Surugadai branch were designated omote eshi, or "painters of the outer quarters," one of a number of terms used to refer to court painters in the service of the Tokugawa shogunate.
- Lillehoj, Elizabeth. "A Gift for the Retired Empress." in Lillehoj (ed.). Acquisition: Art and Ownership in Edo-Period Japan. Floating World Editions, 2007. p97.