Yoshida Teruji, Ukiyoe jiten (Ukiyo-e encyclopedia), vol. 3 (Tokyo: Gabundo, 1974), p. 112.
Yamaguchi Keizaburo, ed., Hiroshige, vol. 8 of Nikuhitsu ukiyoe (Ukiyo-e painting) (Tokyo: Shueisha, 1981), pl. 61.
Kobayashi Tadashi, ed., Manno bijutsukan (The Manno Art Museum), vol. 7 of Nikuhitsu ukiyoe taikan/Ukiyo-e paintings in Japanese collections (Tokyo: Kodansha, 1996), pl. 46.
Hiromaru's life dates are unknown but he was a pupil of Utagawa Toyohiro (d.1830). There are no prints by this artist, but the painting's extreme vertical composition reflects the influence of the pillar-print format.