Mii-dera in Omi Province, No. 14 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859

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

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Mii-dera in Omi Province, No. 14 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 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
Mii-dera in Omi Province, No. 14 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859

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.

Mii-dera in Omi Province, No. 14 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 - Intriguing image from the story of the woman Sugi in the town of Otsu. At right, a woman seems to have fallen off a ladder, bundles of firewood flying through the air. Her companion raises her arms in alarm as the woman tumbles to the ground. Nicely composed and detailed, with burnishing on the 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.

Mii-dera in Omi Province, No. 14 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)
Mii-dera in Omi Province, No. 14 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

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