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Girl with a Black Hat, 1908

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 116 x 90 cm
  • Inv. 1919-R

Public Domain

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After training in Western painting at the University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo, the Japanese artist Torajiro Kojima (1881-1929) definitely chose an impressionist visual language. His work received an award and was even bought by the imperial family. With the support of the Ohara family, he left for Paris in 1908. A year later, he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. Under the direction of the then director Jean Delvin, Kojima came into contact with Emile Claus, who regularly visited the Academy in Ghent. In 1912, Kojima returned to Japan. From 1920 onwards, he returned to Europe several times at the request of Magosaburo Ohara to buy Western art. He brought works by Claus, Delvin, Monet, Matisse, Marquet and Rodin, among others, to Japan. This became the heart of the collection of the Ohara Museum of Art in Kurashiki, the first museum for modern Western art in Japan, opened in 1929. Kojima's paintings will also be displayed there.


Torajiro Kojima Wikidata
Nariwa 1881 - Okayama 1929
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Title Girl with a Black Hat
Date 1908
Period 20th century
Location Japan TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signature and year bottom right: Torajiro Kojima / 1908
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1919-R
Acquisition credit gift
Delvin, Jean
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015637 portraits AAT
300124520 interior views AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25G41(PEONY) flowers (PEONY) Iconclass
25H landscapes Iconclass
25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H2143 pond, pool Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D15 adult woman Iconclass
41A2 interior of the house Iconclass
41A33 window Iconclass
41A3311 open window Iconclass
41A6 garden Iconclass
41D221(HAT) head-gear: hat Iconclass
46C112 bridge Iconclass
61B11 anonymous historical person portrayed Iconclass
61BB111 anonymous historical person portrayed alone - BB - woman Iconclass
School / Style Impressionist (style) AAT
Catalogus van het Museum van Schoone Kunsten Gent : II: Moderne Meesters / Georges Chabot, Fritz Van Loo. - Gent : Ad. Hoste, 1932 (p. 88)
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. II, p. 204-205 (ill.))
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