Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869) Japanese Woodblock Print
Monk and Beauty at a Spinning Wheel
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.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)
Image Size - 13 1/8" x 8 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Margins trimmed. Small loss at edge, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.