Arthur Morrison (Biographical details)

Arthur Morrison (author/poet; collector; journalist/critic; British; Male; 1863 - 1945)

Also known as

Morrison, Arthur


Novelist and journalist, best remembered for 'A Child of the Jago' (1896). His very large collection of some 1800 Japanese prints was purchased by the British Museum in 1906 for £4,500, which was met by selling 80 duplicate impressions of mezzotints in the BM collection: see Colvin's report dated 30 October 1906. His collection of Japanese (and some Chinese) paintings [assembled with the assistance of Sir Harold Parlett, of the British embassy, Tokyo] was acquired in 1913, with further material bequeathed after his death.


Arthur Morrison, 'The Painters of Japan' 2 vols. (T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1911)
小山騰「アーサー・モリソンと日本」『英学史研究』第27号 (1994年10月)