The Cave Shrine of Kannon at Sakanoshita, from the series Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations

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The Cave Shrine of Kannon at Sakanoshita, from the series Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations

 

 

Name:
Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Artist); Tsutaya Kichizō (Publisher)
Title:
The Cave Shrine of Kannon at Sakanoshita, from the series Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations
Other Titles:
Sakanoshita, gankutsu no Kannon 坂の下 巌窟の観音, from the series Gojūsan tsugi meisho zue 五十三次名所圖會
Abstract:
In this image of the forty-ninth station, Hiroshige shows the cave shrine of the deity Kannon embedded in and overwhelmed by its natural environment. The shrine is framed by the Kiyo falls, steep cliffs, and dangerous roads traveled by pilgrims.
Format:
prints
Genre:
Landscapes (representations)
Place of Origin:
Edo (Tokyo), Japan
Date:
1855
Physical Description:
1 print ; image 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (34.2 x 22.5 cm), sheet 14 3/4 x 10 1/8 in. (37.4 x 25.7 cm)
Note (Period):
Edo period
Note (Medium/support):
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Note (Inscriptions/signatures):
Upper right: Gojūsan tsugi meisho zue yonjūkyū 五十三次名所圖會 四十九; Sakanoshita 坂の下; gankutsu no Kannon 巌窟の観音. Lower right: aratame (censor seal); hare VII (censor seal); Tsutaya Kichizō. Lower left: Hiroshige-hitsu.
Note (Ownership):
The Stebbins Memorial Collection
Note:
Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations" is also known as the "Vertical Tōkaidō" due to the format and orientation of the prints. This series is one of more than thirty series in which Hiroshige tackled the popular topic of the fifty-three stations of the well-known and well-traveled Tōkaidō.
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12004918
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-3qf0-xs78