ANDO HIROSHIGE
BASIL STEWART: A GUIDE TO JAPANESE PRINTS


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

List of Illustrations

Glossary

PART I - THE COLLECTOR

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: How Colour-Prints Were Produced

Chapter 3: On the Formation and Care of a Collection

Chapter 4: Forgeries, Imitations and Care of a Collection

Chapter 5: Artists of the Ukiyoe School

Chapter 6: Artists of the Ukiyoe School (continued)

Chapter 7: Hokusai and Hiroshige

PART II - SUBJECTS OF ILLUSTRATION (I) LANDSCAPES

Chapter 8: Characteristics of Japanese Drawing

Chapter 9: Classification of Subjects

Chapter 10: The Fifty-Three Stations on the Tokaido

Chapter 11: The Fifty-Three Stations on the Tokaido (continued)

Chapter 12: The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido

Chapter 13: The Thirty-Six Views of Fuji

Chapter 14: Famous Series of Prints by Hokusai

Chapter 15: Further Series by Hokusai and Pupils

Chapter 16: Miscellaneous Landscape Series (Oblong) by Hiroshige

Chapter 17: Various Series of Hak'kei, or "Eight Views," and "Six Tama Rivers"

Chapter 18: "Provinces" Series by Hiroshige and Hiroshige II

Chapter 19: "The Hundred Famous Views of Yedo"

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

Chapter 20: Figure-Studies: Courtesans and Geisha

PART IV - ACTOR-PORTRAITS AND THEATRICAL SUBJECTS

Chapter 21: Origins and Development of the Japanese Theatre and its Plays

Chapter 22: Theatrical Prints and their Designers

Chapter 23: The Katsukawa School

Chapter 24: The Utagawa School

Chapter 25: Japanese Plays: The Chusingura

Chapter 26: The Drama of the Chushingura (continued)

Chapter 27: The Drama of the Chushingura (continued)

Chapter 28: Hiroshige's Illustrations to the Chushingura (continued)

Chapter 29: The Chushingura by Artists of the Katsukawa and Utagawa Schools

Chapter 30: The Chushingura by Kunisada and Pupils

Chapter 31: Chushingura "Brother Pictures"

Chapter 32: The Sugawara Tragedy

PART V - HISTORICAL SUBJECTS, LEGENDS AND STORIES

Chapter 33: Historical Prints by Hiroshige

Chapter 34: Dramatic and Historical Series (continued)

Chapter 35: Biography and Miscellaneous Subjects

APPENDICES

Appendix 1: The Dating of Japanese Prints: Chronological Table: Zodiacal Signs: Numerals

Appendix 2: Notes

Appendix 3: List of Ukiyoe Artists

Appendix 4: Reproductions of Artists' Signatures, Publishers' Seals and Actors' Crests

Appendix 5: Bibliography

Index