ANDO HIROSHIGE
WATANABE: CATALOGUE OF THE MEMORIAL EXHIBITION


CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION - ITEMS 1 TO 16 (EARLY PRINTS)
Titles with the mark denote titles of the series while the mark denotes the sub-title. Those titles without any mark are the additions of the compiler of the catalogue.

 

 

 

Exhibitors

1.

 

MOMIJI GARI. Early actor Print: Scene from the play called Momiji gari. General Taira no Koremochi, while on a maple viewing picnic made the acquaintance of an unknown princess, who after lulling him to sleep with sake and dancing, resumes her real personalty as a man-eating goblin. Warned in a dream by a messenger from Hachiman, the God of War, Koremochi awakens and amidst a wild storm defends himself with a magic sword from the attack of the goblin, who is finally vanquished. Nimai-tsuzuki (Diptych). Published by Iwatoya ().

Mr. T. Nakamura

2.

KANGI and WATONAI. Early actor print, showing an adventure of Watonai, a strong man of Chinese and Japanese parentage in the palace of Prince Kangi. Nimai-tsuzuki. Published by Daikokuya ()

Mr. S. Watanabe

 

IMAYO KODAKARA ASOBI.

 

3.

 

A MOTHER HOLDING UP HER BOY. This is one of the prints belonging to a series which represents a mother's love of her children. Hiroshige distinguished himself as the famous landscape painter. But when young he first tried warriors and then beauties and actors. This print was drawn in about 1817 and is something after Eizan's in style. O-ban Tateye.

Mr. T. Nakamura

 

FURYU ITSUTSU KARIGANE.

 

4.

 

A BEAUTY AND THE SAMISEN CASE. One of a series of five called Furyu Itsutsu Karigane. Note the rare writing of the signature Ichiyusai-Hiroshige (). 0-ban Tateye. Published by Iwatoya.

Mr. T. Nakamura

 

SOTO TO UCHI SUGATA HAKKEI, Eight Views, Comparing Women and Scenery. This series consists of four sheets each having two views, one in a small circle above the figure piece.

 

5.

KOSHI no YAU, Evening rain, (Outdoor). MAGAKI no SEIRAN, Harlot fully attired offering kiseru (Smoking pipe) to her lover outside (Indoor). 0-ban Tateye. Published by Eijudo ()

Mr. K. Matsuki

 

DO.

 

6.

ROKA no BOSETSU, Evening snow on the verandah (Outdoor), ZASHIKI no YUSHO. Woman going to rest and calling her servant by clapping her hands.
(Indoor). O-ban Tateye. Published by Eijudo.
The other two sheets, not shown, are
Tampo no Rakugan; in circle, figure piece, (Outdoor). Kinuginu ban sho, (Indoor). (Happer Cat. No. 2.)
Yanagi bashi no Shugetsu, in circle, showing girls on a jetty pulling in a boat. (Outdoor). Kuake no Kihan, showing a geisha in night robe warming her hands over a charcoal fire (Indoor).

>Mr. N. Ochiai

7.

 

THE FAMOUS ACTOR DANJURO, on the New Year's Stage. Surimono, dated 3rd year of Bunsei (1820).Shikishi-ban.

Mr. M. Uchida

8.

 

A WATCH. Surimono, dated 6th year of Bunsei (1823).Shikishi-ban.

Mr. S. Watanabe

 

BIJIN FUZOKU A WASE. Comparison of Fine Women.

 

9.

 

A BEAUTY of SHINMACHI, the licensed quarter of Osaka. Professional beauties of various districts. O-ban Tateye. Published by Iwatoya.

Mr. Z. Kakuha

 

YEDO JIMAN. Pride of Yedo.

 

10.

 

A BEAUTY AND AUTUMNAL FLOWERS. 0-ban Tateye. Published by Kawa-Sho ()

Mr. T. Nakamura

11.

TOTO SHINAGAWA, FUKAGAWA SHINCHI, RYOGOKU NO KEI. Each sheet has a landscape picture within an enclosure drawn after the shape of fan and a half-length portrait of a beauty coloured in blue within an enclosure after the shape of folding fan. O-ban Tateye. 3 sheets. Published by Yedomatsu ().

Do.

12.

 

JURO SUKENARI by Kikugoro, Actor. 0-ban Tateye. Published by Kawa-Cho ().

Mrs. Y. Yamamoto

 

IMA YO GOSEKKU. Five Annual Festivals.

 

13.

 

A BEAUTY ENJOYING THE BREEZE, IN THE SUMMER EVENING. 0-ban Tateye. Published by Yama-Cho ().

Mr. .J. S. Happer

14.

 

THE FESTIVAL OF THE ASAKUSA KWANNON TEMPLE FOR RAISING THE CURTAINS OF AN IMAGE OF BUDDHA. Dated 10th year of Bunsei. (1827). Sammai-tsuzuki (Triptych). Published by Yeijudo.

Mr. T. Hirose

15.

 

MITATE ZASHIKI KYOGEN, Amateurs playing comic drama at the daimyo's residence. Sammai-tsuzuki. Published by Iwatoya.

Mr. H. Shugio

 

IMAYO SHIKI no TSUYA. Beauties of four seasons in fashionable styles.

 

16.

AKI no BU, TSUKI no YEN. Autumn moon party. Sammai-tsuzuki. Published by Daikokuya, Yotsuya.

Mr. M. Uchida

 

 

The above are Hiroshige's early productions issued in the closing years of the Bunka era (1804-17) Bunsei (1818-29) and the early years of Tempo (1830-43).