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Maruyama Ôkyo (1733 - 1795)

Mid-winter of 1779
Signed: Ôkyo, with seals: Ôkyo noin, Chûsen
Sumi on paper, mounted in brown brocade and azure brocade, 131.8 x 77.7 (221 x 92.1)

In Japan nowadays Ôkyo is just as well-known as Hokusai, Van Gogh, or Rembrandt. He was one of the most famous and important painters of the 18th century, founder of the Maruyama School and introducer of shaseiga, drawing from nature.

Former collection of Hirose Rukō (1839–1908), a banker, the first director of the Osaka City Museum, president of the Japanese Fire Insurance Company etc., and a well-known cultural Maecenas.

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Former collection of Hirose Rukō (1839–1908), a banker, the first director of the Osaka City Museum, president of the Japanese Fire Insurance Company etc., and a well-known cultural Maecenas.

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In Japan nowadays Ôkyo is just as well-known as Hokusai, Van Gogh, or Rembrandt. He was one of the most famous and important painters of the 18th century, founder of the Maruyama School and introducer of shaseiga, drawing from nature.

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