A GUIDE TO JAPANESE PRINTS - BASIL STEWART
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.
PART I - THE COLLECTOR
PART II - SUBJECTS OF ILLUSTRATION (I) LANDSCAPES
PART III - SUBJECTS OF ILLUSTRATION (II) FIGURE-STUDIES
PART IV - ACTOR-PORTRAITS AND THEATRICAL SUBJECTS
Origins and Development of the Japanese Theatre and its Plays
Theatrical Prints and their Designers
The Katsukawa School
The Utagawa School
The Chushingura by Kunisada and Pupils
Chushingura "Brother Pictures"
The Sugawara Tragedy
PART V - HISTORICAL SUBJECTS, LEGENDS AND STORIES
The Dating of Japanese Prints: Chronological Table: Numerals
Reproductions of Artists' Signatures, Publishers' Seals and Actors' Crests