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Onraku-ji at Mount Shofû in Ogasaka, No. 23 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei nijûsanban Ogasaka Shofûsan Onraku-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1151, 11.42640 The story of Uchiyama Genzô, a retainer of Hatakeyama Motokuni (Hatakeyama Motokuni no kerai Uchiyama Genzô).

Inscription

秩父順礼第廿三番 小鹿坂 松風山音楽寺 おんがくのミこゑなりけりをが坂の  しらべにかよふ峯のまつ風 奉額 松は琴浪はつゞみよ舞ふ小蝶 畠山基国の家来内山源蔵 当山ハ慈覚大師此処に堂宇を建給ふ時余多の/小男鹿来つて道の案内をせしゆへ小鹿坂といへり/誠に絶景の地にて霊験も又あまたあるなかに/畠山基国の家来(けらい)内山源蔵ハ観音をよく信じ/ける時に大内介義弘の討手を基国命ぜ/られけれバ源蔵も出陣の役にあたり武門の/面目とハいひながら七十にちかき老母に/離ることを深くなげきけれバ老母ハこれを/いさめていふやう此守仏ハ秩父音楽寺の/御影なりこれを懐中して母をおもふ/ときハ南無大慈大悲と唱へよと必ず勝利/あるべしと渡しけれバよろこびて兜のうちに/おさめ出陣せし処この守のおかげにや/危き矢さき剱先をのがれ終に/義弘敗軍に/および基国勝利/を得て凱陣のうへ/にて源蔵ハ功成名/とげて身を退き母/もろともに出家となつて/観音を供養せしに/なを霊験を/蒙れりとなり 万亭応賀誌 *(二代広重画)(二代国貞画)*安政六年未四月(1859)

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (below); Hiroshige ga (above) 国貞画(年玉枠)、広重画

Marks

Censor's seal: Goat 4 aratame No blockcutter's mark

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1859 (Ansei 6), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.9 x 24.3 cm (13 3/4 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42640

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints