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Egret c. 1850

H, un 3 square seals in red ink t. l. CRE Japanese school; (19th Century) Whistler collection (W 14)
In Japan the two influential academic painting schools, established during the 14th Century, were the Kano School and the Tosa School. The Kano School incorporated Chinese stylistic effects and subject matter whereas the Tosa School upheld an indigenous Japanese style and was used to illustrate Ja…