Makinoo-dera in Izumi Province, No. 4 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1858

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

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Makinoo-dera in Izumi Province, No. 4 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1858 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869) Japanese Woodblock Print
Makinoo-dera in Izumi Province, No. 4 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1858

Series; Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

Miracles of Kannon - This large series designed in 1858-1859 by Toyokuni III and Kunisada II in collaboration with Hiroshige II pairs miracles performed by Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, with scenes of temples in the Western, Central, and Eastern provinces of Japan. Toyokuni III created the large figural scenes at the bottom of each image for most of the series, with Kunisada II contributing a few designs, while Hiroshige II designed the landscape views across the top of each print. A wonderful combination of expressive figures and lyrical scenic views, these interesting prints feature lively color and fine detail. A nice unusual series, and a great choice for collectors interested in classic Japanese tales or Buddhist imagery.

Makinoo-dera in Izumi Province, No. 4 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1858 - Interesting image of the elderly Empress Komyo Kogo, the wife of the Emperor Shomu, kneeling before a nobleman. She looks up with a happy grin as the nobleman smiles down at her. A young girl kneels beside them, while page holds the nobleman's weapon upright. Nicely colored and detailed with burnishing on the black cap and black obi.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Vertical fold at side, light diagonal fold at center, small rubbed spot.

Makinoo-dera in Izumi Province, No. 4 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1858 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)
Makinoo-dera in Izumi Province, No. 4 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1858 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

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