by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)
Series; Miracles of Kannon
Miracles of Kannon - This large, 1858 - 1859 series designed 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 landscapes 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 handsome, unusual series, and a great choice for collectors interested in classic Japanese tales or Buddhist imagery.
Ishiyama-dera in Omi Province, No.13 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1858 - Interesting scene from the story of the Bishop Roben (Roben Sojo), showing him seated on a mat carving a wooden figure of the goddess Kannon. He looks up from his work as an elderly fisherman pauses behind him, lifting the edge of his hat as he looks skywards, a fishing pole over his shoulder. The landscape above shows the Ishiyama Temple in Omi Province. A handsome design, nicely detailed and shaded.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)
Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning, slight soiling at edges. Please see photos for details.
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