NIKUHITSU (Autograph Paintings).
It was towards his closing years or from the beginning of the Kayei era (1848-'53) that Hiroshige began to try brush paintings. Excepting No. 285, which was produced in the middle of the Tempo era, all the pictures displayed in the exhibition were painted in those days. From about the period of Kayei onwards, Hiroshige signed his productions as simply (Ryusai) or (Ryusai-Hiroshige) instead of (Ichiryusai-Hiroshige). The kakemono is a picture mounted for hanging on the wall of tokonoma or alcove. It is kept in the form of a roll.
OLD MAN ENJOYING SAKE. Above the picture there is
inscribed a comic poem by the famous composer
Taihaido-Donsho. Kakemono (silk). 1.
Mr. Y. Takei
MATSUCHIYAMA IN SNOW. Kakemono (paper). 1.
Mr. T. Suzuki
TAMA RIVER IN MOON. CHERRY BLOSSOMS AT KOGANEI. Kakemono (silk), pair.
Mr. M. Suwa
KIYOMIGASEKI. MIHONO-MATSUBARA. Kakemono (silk). pair.
Mr. K. Hattori
FLOWERS AT TOGETSU BRIDGE IN ARASHIYAMA. WATERFALLS AT ARASHIYAMA.
Kakemono (silk). pair.
Mrs. Y. Yamamoto
MT. FUJI, MT. TSUKUBA. Kakemono (silk). pair.
Messrs. Yoshizawa & Co.
MONKEY BRIDGE. Roughly painted in light black. Kakemono (paper). 1.
Mr. K. Hirakawa
BEAUTY STANDING. Composed mainly of strokes. Kakemono (paper). 1.
Mr. S. Matsui
BEAUTY ATTIRED LIKE DHARMA. Kakemono (paper) 1.
PUPPIES. Kakemono (paper). 1.
SUKEROKU, IZAYEMON, BEAUTY AFTER A BATH, STROLLING NEW YEAR DANCER,
GIRLS PLAYING BATTLEDOR AND SHUTTLE-COCK, DEVIL OFFERING PRAYER.
Six sheets (paper) painted for showing strokes.
The first four sheets are illustrated.
Album consisting of 26 sheets (paper) representing figures, landscapes, and fish. These were painted for showing brush work.
Mr. J. S. Happer
TANZAKU. 12 sheets in a set (silk) showing the rites, ceremonies and merry-makings of the year.
Mr. J. S. Happer