On Display at the Foot of Ueno Hill from the Third Month On: Model of the Shitennô-ji Temple Precincts, Flowers of Edo Compared to Osaka (Shitennô-ji garan hinagata, Edo no hana Naniwa kurabe)

「来ル三月より上野山下ニおゐて奉入御覧ニ候」 「四天王寺伽藍鑑(してんわうじがらんひながた) 江戸芲王浪花競(えどのはななにハくらべ)」 「大仕掛棟梁 長谷川勘兵衛」 「頭取 山本文吉」

Japanese
Edo period
1824 (Bunsei 7), 3rd month


Catalogue Raisonné

http://blog.livedoor.jp/misemono/archives/52083409.html

Dimensions

33.1 x 48.4 cm (13 1/16 x 19 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45496

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「御町中様、益々御機嫌能く御座遊ばされ、恐悦至極に存じ奉り候。随て御当地に於て何がな珍しき品御覧に入れ奉りたく候處、此度新からくりを取り組み、並びに御江戸御存知の長谷川勘兵衛工夫仕る浪花四天王寺の景地、大仕掛けに取り組み、御見物の場所より高さ三丈五尺、五重の宝塔廻り、二十八間の廻廊諸共せり出し、太子堂、七堂伽藍、諸堂残らず舞台一面にがんどう帰し、大阪中の風景まで御覧に入れ奉り候間、初日より御賑々しく御光来成り、御見物のほど偏に希い奉り候。以上。

江戸 伽羅繰細工人 山本栄次/同太夫元 山本喜三郎」

Signed

Unsigned
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: 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