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JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS

tained in the following works mentioned by Anderson (Catalogue, p. vii.):—

  • Honcho-gwashi, 6 vols. 1693.
  • Mampo-zensho, 14 vols. 1694.
  • Gwako-seuran, 6 vols. 1740. With a genealogical table of the artists of the Kano school and reproductions of famous pictures.

Nineteenth-century Works.

  • Kun in hosho. 1810.
  • Kocho meigwashiu, 5 vols. 1818.
  • Shogwa shuran. 1836.
  • Gwajo yoriaku, 2 vols. 1850.
  • Shogwa zensho, 10 vols. About 1862.
  • Grajin-riaku-nempio. 1882.
  • Shogwa Kaisui, 3 vols. 1883.

One chief source of information is the Ukiyoye ruiko, which exists in the British Museum (in a MS. of 1844) and elsewhere, and which is said to have been afterwards printed as well. The original draft is said to date from the year 1800, and to have been gradually supplemented, among others by the painter Keisai Yeisen, in 1830. The Musée Guimet in Paris intended to publish, in 1893, a French translation by Kawamura (see Deshayes, Considérations), but so far nothing seems to have come of it. It appears from Kurth's Utamaro that three Japanese sources, which have been made use of for Barboutau's Catalogue, are of special importance, viz.: (a) Mon cho gwa ka jin mei ji sho, by Kano Hisanobu, 1894, 2 vols.; (b) Nihon bijutsu gwaka jin meisho den, by Kigushi Bunzan, 1892, 2 vols.; (c) Yoho ukiyoye ruiko: Tokio, 1889 (new edition, 1901).