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- place 'Japan'

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Sir Harold Herbert Williams

Literary scholar and local government administrator
Sitter in 4 portraits
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active 1879
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Michael Hinsuke Yashiro

Michael Hinsuke Yashiro

active 1940s-1960s
Bishop of Nippon Sei Ko Kai and Bishop of Kobe
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alan Yau

Alan Yau

Sitter in 1 portrait



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