THE COLOUR-PRINTS OF HIROSHIGE - EDWARD F. STRANGE
CATALOGUE - GENERAL SERIES
Mother and Child. From a series representing a mother's love for her children. In style of a series by Keisai Yeisen, about 1817. Oban Tateye.
Furyu Itsutsu Karigane. The Five Refined Beauties.
Publisher, Iwatoya. Signed, Ichiryusai Hiroshige. Oban Tateye.
Note :- The signature is written with an early form of the character yu, afterwards changed to another form written differently but pronounced in the same way.
Soto To Uchi Sugata Hakkei. Eight views of scenery
compared with women.
Four sheets each with two views. Publisher, Yeijudo. Oban Tateye.
Koshi-no Yau, Evening Rain (Outdoor) ; and Magaki-no Seiran, courtesan
offering a pipe to her lover (Indoor).
Roka-no Bosetsu, Evening Snow on a Veranda (Outdoor) ; and Zashiki-no Yusho, woman going to bed and summoning her servant by clapping the hands (Indoor).
Tampo-no Rakugan, wild geese homing, and a kago hurrying on the road (Outdoor) ; and Kinuginu Bansho, woman awakening from sleep (Indoor).
Yanagibashi-no Shugetsu, girls on a jetty pulling a boat (Outdoor) ; and Kuake-no Kihan, geisha warming her hands over a charcoal fire (Indoor).
Note :-The outdoor subjects are in circles.
Bijin Fuzoku Awase. Comparison of Famous Beauties. A series. Publisher, Iwatoya. Oban Tateye.
Yedo Jiman. Pride of Yedo. A series. Publisher, Kawasho. Oban Tateye.
Juro Sukenari. The actor Kikugoro in a character from the Drama. Publisher, Kawacho. Oban Tateye.
Imayo Gosekku. The Five Festivals of the Year. A set of 5. Publisher, Yamacho. Oban Tateye.
Geisha seated near a blue bowl with a biwa. Above is a pattern of sake bowls floating on a stream-a favourite pastime. No title or publisher. Oban Tateye.
Toto Meisho Nenju Gyoji. Views of Yedo with Beautiful Women. A series. Publisher, Marujin. Oban Tateye.
Kai Sai Ku. Shell-work plates. Set of designs of shell-work made for a dealer, Oku Yama, Asakusa, Yedo. A set of 3. " Special Order." No publisher's mark. Oban Tateye.
Meisho. Famous Views of the Eastern Capital (Yedo). A set
of 8. Oban Yokoye.
Susaki Yukino Hatsuhi. Susakai, New Year's Sunrise after Snow.
Shibaura Shiohigari-no dzu. Shell-gathering at Shibaura.
Shinyoshiwara Asazakura-no dzu. Morning Cherries at Yoshiwara.
Gotenyama-no Yuzakura. Twilight Cherries at Gotenyama.
Masaki Boshun-no Kei. Late Spring at Masaki.
Sumidagawa Hazakura-no Kei. Cherries in leaf on the Banks of the Sumida.
Tsukudajima Hatsu Hototogisu. First Cuckoo of the Year at Tsukudajima.
Shinobugaoka Hasuike-no dzu. Lotus Pond at Shinobugaoka.
Note :- These prints, which were issued by Kawaguchi-Shozo, 4-chome, Ginza, Yedo, are each signed Ichiyusai Hiroshige. They show a very free and yet careful brush-work. They are perhaps the author's first landscape paintings. From the tone and style, it appears that they were produced in the first year of Tempo (1830). The first prints have decorative borders, but these borders are omitted in later editions.
Ryogoku no Yoizuki. Twilight Moon at Ryogoku Bridge.
Takanawa no Meigetsu. Full Moon at Takanawa.
Views of Yedo. A set of 10. Chuban Tateye. Publisher, Yeijudo.
Omi Hakkei. Eight Views of Omi (Lake Biwa). Blue prints in a circle with decorative border. Chuban.
Toto Hakkei. Eight Views of the Eastern Capital (Yedo). Yotsugiri Jigami gata (Folding fan-shaped quarter plates). 8 sheets in a set. Publisher, Shimizu.