En'yû-ji on Mount Banshô in Shimokage Forest, No. 26 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei nijûrokuban Shimokagemori Banshôzan En'yû-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

「観音霊験記 秩父巡礼 二十六番 下影森(しもかげもり) 萬松山(ばんしょうざん) 圓融寺(えんゆうじ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.9 x 24.2 cm (13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.42643

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The story of Chichibu no Jirô Shigetada.

Inscription

秩父順礼第廿六番 下影森 萬松山円融寺

尋ねいりむすぶ清水の岩井堂
こゝろの垢をすゝがぬはなし

奉額 夜寒さや寝こゝろ洗ふ水の音

当山は空を凌ぎし高山にて/猶奥院に登りてハ月宮の桂も/折る可深谷を臨ミては森々/として結清水煩悩の垢を/清め岩上にハ愛宕金比羅を/鎮護の神と崇め都て岩竇/に弘法大師の護摩檀石佛/國禅師の座禅石其外諸/神諸仏の尊躰堅固に並/立玉ふ絶景の霊場也

秩父次郎重忠

 当国の住人秩父別当武基が玄孫/太郎重弘此尊像を信じ大檀那/たるがゆへ其子重能此子重忠ことに/信じて霊験を蒙ること少なからず

万亭応賀誌

*(二代広重画)*安政六年未二月(1859)

Signed

Hiroshige ga

広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:未弐改
彫師:なし

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