Found in a Japanese newspaper: “Mr. Shoji Masayoshi of Tokyo, a famous oil painter, is painting a portrait of the Alii, the King of Hawaii, looking just like the King when he wore Japanese royal attire at a banquet given in his honor at Momijikwan,* one of the palaces. It is said that this artist will gift this painting of their beloved King to the Nation of Hawaii.
[Does anyone know who this artist is and what happened to the painting?]
(Elele Poakolu, 8/10/1881, p. 5)