Nyoirin Kannon of Shoshazan Engyô-ji, from an untitled album of prints from the Thirty-three Kannon Temples of the Saigoku Pilgrimage Route

Japanese
Edo period
19th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

Album page: 26 x 25.3 cm (10 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.60.14.29

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Temple No. 27 on the pilgrimage route. (Note: 27 and 28 have been reversed in the album.)
From an album of 33 small prints and two paintings, RES.60.14.1-35. The prints appear to have been collected from each of the temples on the pilgrimage route; embellished with colors and metallic pigments, probably in a professional workshop; and then gathered together into an album. The small paintings of a priest at the end of the album and a courtier at the beginning may represent respectively Tokudô Shônin, who established the pilgrimage route in the 8th century, and Emperor Kazan, who rediscovered it in the 10th century; or they may represent a priest and a patron closer in time to the compilation of the album.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Credit Line

Gift of Robert T. Paine, Jr.