More on Shoji Masayoshi portrait, 1881.

[Found under: MISCELLANEOUS.]

We read that Mr. Shoji Masayoshi, a distinguished painter in oil, is at work on a likeness of the King of Hawaii, as His Majesty appeared in Japanese dress, when he was present at an entertainment given in his honour in the Momiji-kwan. It is added that the artist intends to make a gift of his work to the Hawaiian Government.

(Japan Daily Mail, 5/14/1881, p. 554)

Japan Weekly Mail, Volume V, Number 19, Page 554. May 14, 1881.

Furneaux exhibits volcano paintings, 1882.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

Our painting expert Mr. Furneaux has hung his paintings of the crater in his atelier in Aliiolani Hale to exhibit to the public. This past Wednesday he invited the Members of the Legislature to come and examine his work. So beautiful.

(Kuokoa, 6/3/1882, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXI, Helu 22, Aoao 3. Iune 3, 1882.

Did you see Hawaiian Historical Society’s post yesterday? Click here to check it out.

D. Howard Hitchcock Mokuaweoweo painting, 1907.

BLAZING FIRES OF MOKUAWEOWEO, MAUNA LOA.

[This image appears unrelated to the contents of the page, which is a serial of a foreign love story, “Ka Mana o ka Leka.” Does anyone recognize this painting by Hitchcock, and might it be on exhibit somewhere?]

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLII, Helu 5, Aoao 3. Feberuari 1, 1907.

Lava Drawings by Nawahi and John L. Reese, 1881.

[Found under: “KELA ME KEIA.”]

There are two Lava drawings in the window of Whitney and Robinson, drawn by Hon. Joseph Nawahi, at Hilo, and the other was drawn here in Honolulu by the caricaturist, J. L. Reese (Keoni Liki). It is said that these are very beautiful; and we hope these experts will continue with this work.

(Elele Poakolu, 7/13/1881, p. 1)

Ka Elele Poakolu, Buke II, Helu 19, Aoao 1. Iulai 13, 1881.

How many paintings did Nawahi actually do?

[Found under: “KELA ME KEIA.”]

In the window of the book store of Whitney and Robinson, there are a number of beautiful paintings drawn and painted by Hon. Joseph Nawahi of the lava that is frightening Hilo.

(Elele Poakolu, 7/6/1881, p. 1)

Ka Elele Poakolu, Buke II, Helu 18, Aoao 1. Iulai 6, 1881.

Hawaiian Artist, 1873.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

Hawaiian Artist.—Our famous artist of the Kanilehua rain sent a superb picture of a day of surfing in Hilo before the King [Lunalilo] while he was there. A gentleman who saw the painting remarked that it was indeed how the day of surfing was. Praise for our Hawaiian artist. If there was a copper plate engraver here, we would be able to print it in the newspaper.

[This must be talking about Joseph Nawahi. Does anyone know of this painting of surfing in Hilo?!]

(Kuokoa, 3/22/1873, p. 2)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XII, Helu 12, Aoao 2. Maraki 22, 1873.

More on painting by Hitchcock at Hilo Library, 1926.

PAINTING BY LOCAL ARTIST TO HANG IN HILO LIBRARY

D. HOWARD HITCHCOCK OFFERS PICTURE OF ISLAND SCENE TO PUBLIC HERE

D. Howard Hitchcock, Hawaii’s own master artist, has signified a desire to have his work with the brush and pallete represented publicly in his native city of Hilo, and has offered one of his paintings to the Hilo Public Library, where the picture is now on exhibition for a few weeks, pending the pleasure of the directors in accepting it.

The painting represents Mauna Kea glowing with high color from the setting sun, as seen from the Waimea plains, while the foreground lies in the cool tones of the gathering dusk. Continue reading

Hula painting by Cogswell found in California, 1939.

Cogswell’s Model: J. T. Phillips, general manager of the Pacific Guano & Fertilizer Co., is anxious to know if the Hawaiian girl who posed for this painting by William Cogswell in 1892 is still living in Hawaii.—Star-Bulletin photo.

Rare Old Painting Found By Phillips in California

Another one of the works of William Cogswell, whose paintings of King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani are hung in Iolani palace, was discovered by J. T. Phillips, general manager of the Pacific Guano & Fertilizer Co., during his recent business trip to the coast. Continue reading