Kiyomizu, Awata, and Seto Ware Ceramics (Kiyomizu Awata Setomono saiku), Exhibited at the Ekô-in in Ryôgoku

「両国回向院寺内ニおゐて近日之内奉入御覧候」 「清水 粟田 瀬戸物細工」 「乍憚口上(六行)京都細工人欽古堂亀祐・松風亭周平」

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3), 7th month


Catalogue Raisonné

http://blog.livedoor.jp/misemono/archives/cat_50048769.html

Dimensions

35.3 x 48 cm (13 7/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20241

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably the same exhibition that had been shown in Osaka in the third month of the same year.

Inscription

「先ず以て御町中様、益々御機嫌克く御座遊ばされ恐悦至極に存じ奉り候。随って何かな御覧に入れ奉りたく存じ奉り候へども、是迄様々珍敷き細工物御目に懸け候儀に御座候へば、是と申す品も御座なく、然る処この度京都清水粟田焼瀬戸物細工、御当所様へ取り揃え御覧に入れ奉り候へば、賑々敷御来駕の程希い奉り候、以上」

Signed

Unsigned; "Hokusai ga" written in by hand in the right margin
無款

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: August 3, 1911)

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