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Ōkura Kōtō (1873-1910)

Biographical Data


Ōkura Kō 大倉耕涛 (1873-1910)*
* birth/death dates as given by St. Louis Art Museum

Sources: Wikipedia Japan https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%A7%E5%80%89%E8%80%95%E6%BF%A4 and as footnoted

A student of Ogata Gekkō (1859-1920), his given name was Katsutarō 勝太郎. He was the son of the well-known woodblock carver Ōkura Hanbei 大倉半兵衛.  He created a number of Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese war prints, including a double triptych depicting a panoramic view of the victory at Port Arthur.  

In 1906, he is mentioned as a member of the art societyEdokko-kai 江戸ッ子會, whose "members, composed of those originating from Tokyowith the aim of promoting painting and exploring the tastes of the Edokko, are soon to plan an opening ceremony."  Other artists in the group mentioned are Itō Ryūgai 伊藤龍涯, YasudaYukihiko 安田靱彦 (1884–1978), Sakamaki Kōgyo 坂巻耕漁 (Tsukioka Kōgyo, 1869–1927;Yoshitoshi’s student), Nanbo Shuen 南保秋淵, Mio Goseki 三尾呉石 (1885–1946), Ezaki Tenseki 江崎點石 and Tatsuoka Kaisetsu 立岡快雪.1

1 Shaping the Present, Crafting the Past: Imaging Self-Narrative in the Life andWork of Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900),Amy Reigle Newland, The University of Auckland, 2016, P. 104-105.

Sample Signatures and Seals of the Artist
大倉耕涛謹絵 / ?
Okura Kōtō kinkai (humbly painted) / unread
耕涛 / 耕涛
Kōtō / Kōtō
耕涛 / 耕涛尾形
Kōtō / Kōtō Ogata

耕涛 / 耕濤之印
Kōtō / Kōtō no in
Kōtō / unread
耕涛 / 耕涛
Kōtō / Kōtō

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