Daibutsu or bronze image at Kamakura, 1860 - ca. 1900. graphic

images for Daibutsu or bronze image at Kamakura, 1860 - ca. 1900. graphic
Forms part of Rosin album number 1. Page 17.
Title taken from label affixed to bottom of mount.
Short description detailing the dimensions of the Daibutsu is printed on label affixed to bottom of mount.
This album, with covers of lacquer and ivory, was produced by a shop which used photographs by Beato, Von Stillfried, Kimbei, and others, without including their descriptions or numbers. Each photograph is described by a label affixed below the print. The work is almost certainly by A. Farsari, who owned the stock of all of these photographs in the 1880s. Kimbei kept some stock he had purchased from Von Stillfried in his own shop. Confusion and uncertainty regarding attribution of 19th century Japanese photography is well-discussed in published material.
Born to a family of textile merchants in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Kusakabe Kimbei moved to Yokohama in 1859. Although unclear, Kusakabe apprenticed under either Felice Beato and/or Raimond von Stillfried (Bennet, T. (1996) Early Japanese Images. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan.) Kusakabe managed a studio in Yokohama, first at Bentendori until 1881, then later at Honcho. His photo studio was well received by many, including foreigners.
Summary
View of Kamakura Daibutsu (bronze statue of Buddha).
Photographer unidentified.
Cite as
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Partial purchase and gift of Henry and Nancy Rosin, 1999-2001
Repository Loc.
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic
Photography
Architecture, sculptures
Religion
Buddhas
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Restrictions & Rights
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photographer
Kusakabe, Kimbei 1841-1934
collector
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Subject
Kusakabe, Kimbei 1841-1934
Buddha
Physical description
Album 1, page 17: 1 photographic print: hand coloring; image 26.5 x 20.7 cm., on mount 26 x 33.5 cm
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
Rosin Collection, Album 1
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Place
Japan
Asia
Kamakura-shi (Japan)
Type
Photographs
Photographic prints
Local number
R309 (Rosin Number)
FSA A1999.35 309