One Hundred Masterpieces of
Japanese Pictorial Art
Published by Shimbi Shoin, 1913

 

Masaki, Naohiko (Preface/Editor):
One Hundred Masterpieces of Japanese Pictorial Art Selected by Members of the Faculty of the Tokyo Fine Art School, Shimbi Shoin (13 Shinsakana-Cho, Kyobashi-Ku), 2 volumes, folio (19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in - 49.5 x 34 cm), silk covered boards, detailed table of plates, 100 plates in color and monochrome, pictorial cloth boards, black on bronze, paper labels on front covers, sold with clasped chitsu case for each volume. Introduction of 23 pages, 100 plates (24 in color) and 2 plates are fold-outs of three-leaves. The color plates are laid-in. Naohiko Masaki, the editior/preface writer, was the Director of the Tokyo Fine Arts School at the time of original publication (1906). The colophon indicates this a subsequent printing of 1913 (Taisho 2). There is a 2 page preface, a three page table of plates and 23 text pages (11 Chapters) discussing the various periods (593~1867) of the art that is reproduced in the plates. Each plate is on thick, high quality, paper stock and protected by a descriptive tissue guard. The non-plate/tissue guard pages are double (folded over uncut) pages.

 

Details of Contents

Preface (2 pages)

List of Plates [Table with Plate Number, Subject, Artist, School, Period and Source] 93 pages)

Chapter I. The Oharida Period. With Empress Suiko's Regin (593-628), as its Middle Point.
Chapter II. The Asuka Period. From Emperor Joei To Emperor Mommu (629-707).
Chapter III. Nara Period. From Empress Gemmyo to Emperor Konin (708-781). Chapter IV. Heian Ocho Period. After Emperor Kwammu Till Emperor Koko (782-888), Inclusive.
Chapter V. Fujiwara Period. From Emperor Uda to Emperor Konoye (889-1155), Inclusive.
Chapter VI. Heike Period. From Emperor Go-Shirakawa to Emperor Antoku (1156-1185), Inclusive.
Chapter VII. Kamakura Period. From Emperor Go-Taba to Emperor Go-Daigo (1186-1333), Inclusive.
Chapter VIII. Ashikaga Period. From Emperor Go-Daigo to Emperor Ogimachi (1334-1572), Inclusive.
Chapter IX. Asaikaga Period. Section II.
Chapter X. Toyotomi Period. Between Tensho and Keicho (1573-1602).
Chapter XI. Tokugawa Period. From Genna Keio (1603-1867), Inclusive.
(Chapters I~XI are on numbered pages 1-23)

 
~~Plates Volume 1~~
* = color  -   ** = folding

1. Mitsuda Paintings on the Portable Shrine Tamamushi Zushi [unknown]
2. *Portrait of Prince Regent Shotoku [unknown]
3. Wall-Painting of Kondo [unknown]
4. *Sri-devi [unknown]
5. *Ryumyo Bosatu [Kobo Daishi]
6. Aka Fudo Myo-o [said to be by Chisho Daishi]
7. Kwannon and Seishi [unknown]
8. **Amitabha and Bodhisattva coming to meet the Spirits of the Blessed [Yeshin Sozu] - double page with one full page fold out (covers three pages)
9. Sakyamuni preaching after His Resurrection [unknown]
10. Amitabha and Bodhisattva coming to meet the Spirits of the Blessed [Tamenari]
11. Fugen Bosatu [unknown]
12. Landscape [unknown]
13. Sakyamuni's Entrance into Nirvana [unknown]
14. Caricatures [Toba Sojo]
15. Shigisan Engi [said to be by Toba Shoji]
16. Kujaku Myo-o [unknown]
17. *Fan-Paper, on which are Pictures and over them Passages from a Sutra are Written [unknown]
18. *Frontispiece to a Sutra-roll [unknown]
19. *Picture-roll illustrating Genji Monogatari [said to be by Fujiwara Takayoshi]
20. Picture-roll relating to Tomono Dainagon [said to be by Tosa Mitsunaga]
21. Portrait of Minamotono Yoritomo [Fujiwara Takanobu]
22. *Portrait of the Poet, Yamabe-no Akahito [Fujiwara Nobuzane]
23. Kitano Tenji Engi [said to be by Fujiwara Nobuzane]
24. *Picture-roll illustrating the Diary of Murasaki Shikibu [said to be by Fujiwara Nobuzane]
25. Heji Monogatari [said to be by Sumiyoshi Keion]
26. Saigyo Monogatari [said to be by Tosa Tsunetaka]
27. Ippen Shonin Engi [En-i]
28. *Honen Shonin Eden [said to be by Tosa Kunitaka]
29. *Seiryu Gongen [unknown]
30. Gatten [Takuma Shoga]
31. Kasuga Gongen Kenki [Takashina Takakane]
32. The Panoramic Record of the Battles of the Later Three Years [Korchisa]
33. Yuzu Nambutsu Engi [Tosa Yukihide]
34. *Portrait of Shoichi Kokushi [Mincho]
35. Kanzan [Kao]
36. Kitano Tenjin Engi [Tosa Mitsunobu]
37. A Man Catching a Catfish with a Gourd [Josetsu]
38. Landscape [Shubun]
39. Spring Landscape [Oguri Sotan]
40. Rinzai [Soga Jasoku]
41. **Mio-no Matsubara [Noami], Page with 2 fold out pages (three full pages)
42. Waterfall [Gei-ami]
43. Landscape [Soami]
44. Landscape [Kei-Shoki]
45. Landscape [Susshu]
46. Landscape [Shugetsu]
47. Shu Moshuku admiring Lotus Flowers [Kano Masanobu]
48. Landscape [Kano Motonobu]
49. Hotei [Kano Yukinobu]
50. Wintry Landscape [Sesson]
~~End of Volume 1~~

~~Plates Volume 2~~
* = color

51. Playing Go [Kano Yeitoku]
52. A Monkey in a Dead-Tree [Hasegawa Tohaku]
53. Peonies [Kaihoku Yusho]
54. Landscape [Unkoku Togan]
55. Flowers and Birds [Soga Chokuan]
56. *A Hawk [Kano Sanraku]
57. Landscape [Kano Koi]
58. Authoress Murasaki Shikibu [Kano Tannyu]
59. A Heron on a Moored Boad [Kano Naonobu]
60. Heron on a Tall Tree [Kano Tsunenobu]
61. Monkeys catching at the Moon [Kuzumi Morikage]
62. *Sporting [Hanabusa Itcho]
63. *Chrysanthemums and Quail [Tosa Mitsuoki and Mitsunaga]
64. Emperor Nintoku [Okada Tametaka]
65. *Rabbit in Foliage [Hon-ami Koyetsu]
66. Illustration to Genji Monogatari [Tawaraya Sotatsu]
67. Autumnal Foliage [Ogata Korin]
68. Flowers and Autumnal Leaves [Sakai Hoitsu]
69. *Poet Kakinomotono Hitomaro [Iwasa Shoi]
70. Scene in a Green Room of a Theatre [Hishikawa Moronobu]
71. *Flower Party [Miyagawa Choshun]
72. *A Beauty [Nishikawa Sukenobu]
73. *Ogurayama [Okumura Masanobu]
74. *Beauties and Iris-Flowers [Suzuki Harunobu]
75. *Beauties reading a Book [Katsukawa Shunsho]
76. Two Beauties in Summer [Utagawa Toyoharu]
77. Beauties and a Bay catching Fireflies [Utagawa Toyoharu]
78. *A Beauty and a Girl [Hosoda Yeishi]
79. *A Beauty with Flowers [Katsushika Hokusai]
80. A Rope-Bridge [Ando Hiroshige]
81. Landscape [Ikeno Taiga]
82. Autumnal Landscape [Yosa Buson]
83. Landscape [Noro Kaiseki]
84. Landscape and High Building [Tani Buncho]
85. Landscape [Tanomura Chikuden]
86. Mount Fuji inWinter [Watanabe Kwasan]
87. Birds [Nakabayashi Chikuto]
88. Winter Landscape [Okada Hanko]
89. Sacred Bamboos and Cocks [Tsubaki Chinzan]
90. Flowers and Birds [Yamamoto Baiitsu]
91. Wintry Landscape [Nukina Kaioku]
92. Carp under a Pine-tree [Maruyama Okyo]
93. *A Chinese Beauty [Genki]
94. Peacock [Nagasawa Rosetsu]
95. Fishermen and Willow-trees [Goshun]
96. Flowers [Matsumura Keibun]
97. A Cock in the Snow [Ito Jakuchu]
98. Landscape [Soga Shohaku]
99. Mother Monkey and Her Young [Mori Sosen]
100. Peacocks [Ganku]
~~End of Volume 2~~

Relist [24 Color Plates]

2. *Portrait of Prince Regent Shotoku [unknown]
4. *Sri-devi [unknown)
5. *Ryumyo Bosatu [Kobo Daishi]
17. *Fan-Paper, on which are Pictures and over them Passages from a Sutra are Written [unknown]
18. *Frontispiece to a Sutra-roll [unknown]
19. *Picture-roll illustrating Genji Monogatari [said to be by Fujiwara Takayoshi]
22. *Portrait of the Poet, Yamabe-no Akahito [Fujiwara Nobuzane]
24. *Picture-roll illustrating the Diary of Murasaki Shikibu [said to be by Fujiwara Nobuzane]
28. *Honen Shonin Eden [said to be by Tosa Kunitaka]
29. *Seiryu Gongen [unknown]
34. *Portrait of Shoichi Kokushi [Mincho]
56. *A Hawk [Kano Sanraku]
62. *Sporting [Hanabusa Itcho]
63. *Chrysanthemums and Quail [Tosa Mitsuoki and Mitsunaga]
65. *Rabbit in Foliage [Hon-ami Koyetsu]
69. *Poet Kakinomotono Hitomaro [Iwasa Shoi]
71. *Flower Party [Miyagawa Choshun]
72. *A Beauty [Nishikawa Sukenobu]
73. *Ogurayama [Okumura Masanobu]
74. *Beauties and Iris-Flowers [Suzuki Harunobu]
75. *Beauties reading a Book [Katsukawa Shunsho]
78. *A Beauty and a Girl [Hosoda Yeishi]
79. *A Beauty with Flowers [Katsushika Hokusai]
93. *A Chinese Beauty [Genki]

Relist [2 Fold-out Plates]

8. **Amitabha and Bodhisattva coming to meet the Spirits of the Blessed [Yeshin Sozu] - double page with one full page fold out (covers three pages)
41. **Mio-no Matsubara [Noami], Page with 2 fold out pages (three full pages)



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