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Basil Stewart's book, 'A Guide to Japanese Prints and Their Subject Matter', was first published by E. 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.

The Japanese Prints Collection contains over 150 Japanese woodblock prints dating from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.Russia was particularly keen to gain control of the ice-free port of Port Arthur in Korea, over which the Japanese wanted to maintain their exclusive control.Numerous sea battles took place during the war, many occurring in the Liaodong Peninsula (at the north of the Yellow Sea where Port Arthur is), and in the seas around Korea, Japan and north eastern China.Period literary sources suggest that synthetic arsenic sulfide pigments manufacture might have started in the Iwashiro province in 1846.This is to our knowledge the first conclusive evidence for the use of synthetic arsenic sulfides in woodblock prints in Japan.].He and his wife, Mitsuko Tashiro Laforet, donated their collection of Japanese prints to Boston College in honor of her father, Dr. In spring 2014, the Archives & Manuscript Department was fortunate to host Bookbuilders of Boston intern Erin Furlong, a senior at BC majoring in Linguistics and minoring in East Asian Studies.

Although previous inventories of the Japanese prints existed, they were incomplete and inaccurate, and the time had come to catalog them properly.

He advertised that only perfect ones would be chosen, after which the blocks would be destroyed and not reproduced.

A multi-analytical investigation of Japanese woodblock prints ranging in date from 1864 to 1895 and covering essentially the time span between the very end of the Edo period and the middle of the Meiji period showed a widespread use of arsenic sulfides for yellow and green colored areas (the latter obtained by mixing Prussian blue to the yellow arsenic sulfides).

One of the prints satirically summarizes the state of world power (and dominance of Russia) as found at the very beginning of the war.

Entitled 'A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia', this print was the work of a Japanese student, Kisaburo Ohara (from Keio University).

The majority of this collection consists of ukiyo-e woodblock prints, the bulk of them by Andō Hiroshige (1797-1858), who issued the immensely popular print set The collection is at the Burns Library courtesy of two major donations by alumni. Morrissey (1897-1949) graduated from Boston College (1920), as did all four of his brothers.