Osaka Print School

Work of a school of printmakers working in the Ukiyo-e style in Osaka between the middle of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Related mostly to the kabuki theater, the style is characterized by large format prints of heads or full length figures of actors, that appeared in the 1840's. In the Meiji period (1868-1912), many scenic views and historical prints were published, but the style had adapted to the conventions of Tokyo schools.

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Osaka Print School
Osaka School
School, Osaka
Osakaprent-school Dutch
Escuela de grabado de Osaka Spanish

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Refers to the work of a school of printmakers working in the Ukiyo-e style in Osaka between the middle of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Related mostly to the kabuki theater, the style is characterized by large format prints of heads or full length figures of actors, that appeared in the 1840's. In the Meiji period (1868-1912), many scenic views and historical prints were published, but the style had adapted to the conventions of Tokyo schools.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300114390. The J. Paul Getty Trust.