Online Workshop "Yamanaka & Co.: Early Pioneer of the Global Asian Art Trade" on 15. April 2021

Blog entry from 03/24/2021

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Storefront of the Yamanaka & Co., Boston, 1939
Storefront of the Yamanaka & Co., Boston, 1939
Copyright: National Diet Library Digital Collections

Yamanaka & Company was one of the most prolific art dealers selling Asian art to buyers in Europe and the United States in the late 19th century and early decades of the 20th century. A family business that was initially based in Osaka, Japan, it became a shareholding corporation and a global leader in selling Asian art mainly to a Western clientele.

In 1894, the first gallery outside of Japan opened in New York City, with more branches following in Boston, Chicago, London, and Beijing, among...

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