Guido Verbeck

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Verbeck's grave at Aoyama Cemetery
  • Born: 1830
  • Died: 1898
  • Full Name: Guido Herman Fridolin Verbeck

Guido Verbeck was a Dutch-born American Protestant missionary who was sent to Nagasaki in 1859 by the Dutch Reformed Church. One of a number of prominent Americans active in Meiji period Japan, he is known for his writings and art collection.

His great-grandson Charles Verbeck (1932-2009) was also a very active and prominent collector of Japanese art, especially ukiyo-e woodblock prints.


  • JASA at the Forefront symposium pamphlet, Japanese Art Society of America, 2014.
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