Ernest Francisco Fenollosa: Published Writings in English is the very first collection of almost all of the writings of Ernest Fenollosa, ‘Father of Japanese Art’, published in his lifetime.To commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death, 51 articles from journals, newspapers, pamphlets, exhibition catalogues, and booklets which the editor collected for many years are reprinted in facsimile, together with many plates (some in colour).The editor’s detailed introduction (both in English and Japanese) includes a chronological record of Fenollosa’s life, and his wife Mary’s writings on Ukiyoe are added.
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa: Published Writings in English is an indispensable primary source for any scholars and students on the history of Japanese art and the cultural exchange between Japan and the West in Meiji Japan.
Volume I 1. Poem read at the Class-day Exercises, Baccalaureate Sermon and Oration and Poem: Class of 1874, 1874 2. Poem read at the annual reunion of the High School Association on Nov. 26, 1875 3. Examination Questions of Political Philosophy, Political Economy and History of Philosophy for the Academic Year 1878–9 and 1879–80, The University of Tokyo, The Calendar of the Department of Law, Science, and Literature, 1879–80, 1880–1 4. Review of the Chapter on Painting in Gonse’s L’Art Japonais, Printed at the "Japan Mail" office, Yokohama, 1884 5. The Pictorial Art of Japan, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 855, 1887, pp. 281–90 6. The Morse Collection of Japanese Pottery, Pamphlet, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Feb 14 1891 pp. 4–7 7. The Significance of Oriental Art, The Knight Errant, No. 1, April 1892, pp. 65–70 8. Chinese and Japanese Traits, The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 69, June 1892, pp.769–74 9. Hokusai and His School, Special Exhibition of the Pictorial Art of Japan and China, No. 1 Catalogue, Department of Japanese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1893 10. Contemporary Japanese Art with Examples from the Chicago Exhibit, The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Vol. 46, August 1893, pp. 577–81. 11. Preface to East and West, The Discovery of America and Other Poems, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York, 1893. pp.v–vii 12. Studying Art – Discussion, Proceedings of the International Congress of Education of the World’s Columbian
Exposition, July 1894, pp. 472–3 13. Imagination in Art, Introductory Remarks, Annual Report of the Boston Art Students’ Association, No. 15, June 1894, pp. 3–11 14. An Exhibition of Japanese Paintings and Metal Work, lent by F. Shirasu, of Tokio, Japan, Catalogue, Department of Japanese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, June 1894 15. A Special Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Buddhist Paintings, lent by the Temple Daikokuji, of Kioto, Japan, Catalogue, Department of Japanese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, December 1894 16. Special Exhibition of Color Prints: Designed, Engraved, and Printed by Arthur W. Dow, Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 1896 17. Synopsis of Lectures: The History of Japanese Art, At the Association Hall, Boston, March-April 1895 18. Mural Painting in the Boston Public Library, Curtis & Co., Boston, 1896 19. The Masters of Ukioye, A Complete Historical Description of Japanese Paintings and Color Prints of the Genre School, Catalogue of Exhibition in New York, by W. H. Ketcham, January, 1896 20. The Symbolism of the Lotos, The Lotos=The New Cycle, Vol. 9, No. 8, Feb. 1896, pp. 577–83 21. The Nature of Fine Art (1) & (2), The Lotos=The New Cycle, Vol. 9, No. 9 & 10, March & April 1896, pp. 663–73 & 754–62 22. Lectures at the Metropolitan Museum (attributed to EFF.), The Lotos=The New Cycle, Vol. 9, No. 9, March 1896, pp. 731–33 23. Art Museums and Their Relation to the People (1) & (2), The Lotos=The New Cycle, Vol. 9, No. 11 & The Lotos (New Series), Vol. 1, No. 5, May & September 1896, pp. 841–7 & 930–5 24. The French Salon of 1896, The Lotos (New Series), Vol. 1, No. 5, September 1896, pp. 950–61 25. Miscellaneous Articles for The Lotos=The New Cycle (attributed to or edited by EFF.) Volume II 26. The Catalogue of a Representative Collection of Japanese Color Prints made by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa, The Property of Mrs. Ernest F. Fenollosa, c. 1896 27. Japanese Art from the World Point of View, The Far East (Kokumin no Tomo), Vol. 2, No. 5, May 1897, pp. 196–201 28. The Abuse of the Nude in Art, The Far East (Kokumin no Tomo), Vol. 3, No. 24, January 1898, pp. 39–45 29. Catalogue of the Exhibition of Ukiyoe Paintings and Prints, held at Ikao Onsen, Uyeno Shinzaka, from April 15th to May 15th, 1898, Bunshichi Kobayashi (Hôsukaku), Tokio, April 1898 30. Catalogue of Japanese Color Prints Collected by Mr. Joseph H. Herod, The Japan Gazette, Yokohama, 1898 31. An Outline of Japanese Art - with Unique and Unpublished Examples, Part 1 and Part 2, The Century Magazine, Vol. 56, Nos. 1–2, May–June 1898, pp. 62–75 & 276–89 32. The Present Exhibition of Painting, The Japan Weekly Mail, Nov. 12 1898, pp. 487–90 33. The Coming Fusion of East and West, Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 98, December 1898, pp. 115–22 34. Japan’s Place in History, The Orient, Vol. 14, No. 1, January 1899, pp. 9–15 35. Preface, Selected Relics of Japanese Art "Shimbi Taikwan", edited by S. Tajima, Kyoto: Nippon Bukkyo Shimbi Kyokwai, May 1899 36. Epithalamial Ode, The Japan Weekly Mail, May 12, 1900, p. 462. 37. Notes on the Japanese Lyric Drama, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 27, December 1900, pp. 129–37 38. An Outline of the History of Ukiyoye: Illustrated with Twenty Reproductions in Japanese Wood Engravings, Bunshichi Kobayashi (Hôsukaku), Tokyo, September 1901 39. Catalogue of the Exhibition of Paintings of Hokusai, held at the Japan Fire Art Association, Uyeno Park, from 13th to 30th January, 1900, Bunshichi Kobayashi (Hôsukaku), Tokio, September 1901 Volume III 40. Possibilities of Art Education in relation to Manual Training, Journal of the Proceedings and Addresses of the 41st Annual Meeting, The National Educational Association at Milwaukee, Wis., July 1902, pp. 564–70 41. The Place in History of Mr. Whistler’s Art, Lotus, No. 1, December 1903, pp. 14–17 42. Catalogue de luxe of the Art Treasures collected by Thomas E. Waggaman, Japanese Pictorial Art -- Rare Screens, Prints and Paintings, The American Art Association, New York, January 1905 43. Illustrated Lectures on Japanese Art and Literature, A Pamphlet introducing a course of six lectures, c. 1905 44. A Course of Seven Illustrated Lectures on the Foundations of Criticism and Education in Art, Synopsis of "a course of 7 lectures" in Indianapolis, February to March 1905 45. The Fine Arts, The Elementary School Teacher, Vol. 5, July 1904–June 1905, pp. 15–28 46. The Bases of Art Education—I: The Roots of Art, II: The Logic of Art, III: The Individuality of Artist, The Golden Age, April, May, June 1906, pp. 160–2, 230–5 & 280–4 47. Epoch of Chinese and Japanese Art: A Course of Twelve Lectures, with List of Names used in the Lecture, At the American Lecture Hall, New York, February 19th 1907, Yamanaka & Co., 1907 48. The Collection of Mr. Charles L. Freer, Pacific Era, Vol. 1. No. 2, November 1907, pp. 57–66 49. Catalogue: The Exhibition of Ukiyoe Paintings and Prints at the Yamanaka Galleries, New York, Yamanaka & Co., New York, February 1908 50. Modern Spanish Art to the Fore in the Salon of Nineteen Hundred and Eight: Decadence of French Influence, The Craftsman, Vol. 14, No. 6, September, 1908, pp. 571–86 51. The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry, (Posthumous essay originally published as "An Essay on the Chinese Written Character …" in Instigations of Ezra Pound , 1920.), Arrow Editions, New York, 1936, pp. 7–52