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Sitting demurely, legs folded with her back to the viewer, an oil painting by Yoshii Kosaburo dated 1937 and encased in the original period wooden frame. Oil on canvas, the painting is 15 x 18 inches (38 x 46 cm), the frame 21 x 23-1/2 inches (53 x 60 cm) and is in fine condition. The frame has marks and wear typical of age. It comes with some period documents (Japanese) on the artist.
Yoshii Kosaburo was born in 1899, and initially studied under Imperial Art Academy Member Nakagawa Hachiro. In 1922 he moved to France, where he spent three years under the tutelage of Pablo Picasso, exhibiting with the Salon De Toneu and Salon De Plantan. Domesticaly he exhibited with the Bunten and Teiten National Exhibitions.