Basil Stewart's book, 'A Guide to Japanese Prints and Their Subject Matter', was first published by E. P. Dutton and Company, New York in 1922 with the title 'Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour Prints'. It was reprinted as an unabridged edition by Dover Publications of New York in 1979. It can be ordered online at the Dover Publications Shop.

A large proportion of the book deals with Hiroshige and selected chapters will be made available here.

Preface

PART I - THE COLLECTOR

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

 

PART II - SUBJECTS OF ILLUSTRATION (I) LANDSCAPES

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

Chapter XI

Chapter XII

Chapter XIII

Chapter XIV

Chapter XV

Chapter XVI

Chapter XVII

Chapter XVIII

Chapter XIX

 

PART III - SUBJECTS OF ILLUSTRATION (II) FIGURE-STUDIES

Chapter XX

 

PART IV - ACTOR-PORTRAITS AND THEATRICAL SUBJECTS

Chapter XXI

Origins and Development of the Japanese Theatre and its Plays

Chapter XXII

Theatrical Prints and their Designers

Chapter XXIII

The Katsukawa School

Chapter XXIV

The Utagawa School

Chapter XXV

Chapter XXVI

Chapter XXVII

Chapter XXVIII

Chapter XXIX

Chapter XXX

The Chushingura by Kunisada and Pupils

Chapter XXXI

Chushingura "Brother Pictures"

Chapter XXXII

The Sugawara Tragedy

 

PART V - HISTORICAL SUBJECTS, LEGENDS AND STORIES

Chapter XXXIII

Chapter XXXIV

Chapter XXXV

 

APPENDICES

I

The Dating of Japanese Prints: Chronological Table: Numerals

II

Notes

III

IV

Reproductions of Artists' Signatures, Publishers' Seals and Actors' Crests

V

Bibliography

Index