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Okada Saburosuke. 1869-1939.

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Heroine Osan in Daikyoji Mukashi-Goyomi. c. 1923. Dai oban. Image: 15 3/8 x 7 7/8 (sheet 17 3/4 x 11). Series of 12 prints: Complete Works of Chikamatsu. Publisher: Nishima. Printed in tones of grey and beige. A sensitive study of a young woman. $550.

In 1897 Okada became the first Japanese artist to receive government sponsorship to travel overseas and to learn western painting techniques. He spent five years in Paris studying under Raphael Collin. Later becoming Professor at Tokyo Art School, a member of the Imperial Art Academy and was awarded The Order of Cultural Merit and The Order of the Sacred Treasure.

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Ukiyoe: Twentieth Century.

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