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Kannon-ji in Ômi Province, No. 32 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route Saikoku junrei sanjûniban Kanonji Ômi), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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The story of the mermaid (ningyo).

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (below); Hiroshige (above) 豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: (cut off of this impression) Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印: (裁断不明) 彫師:彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1859 (Ansei 6)

Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #29-32; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 23.7 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1964

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints