Size: print size 4 1/4 x 6 1/8 in. (157 x 109 mm.)
Item#: N-046 Artist: unattributed
Image or title: Great Buddha at the Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura undergoing maintinence in the 1860s.
Date: 1860s Medium: vintage albumen print Price: ¥150,000 JPY

Description: interesting 1860s image showing the rear of the Daibutsu or Great Buddha at Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura with bamboo scaffolding around it. This image is unattributed, but due to the skillfull techinique of the photographer it ws most likely done by a foreign photographer. Additionally, this image was published overseas which during the 1860s was a sales outlet few Japanese photographers had access to. Ornate gilding around the edges of the print, letterpress caption on the reverse (see below).

For more information on the Kotokuin Great Buddha, please read the Wikipedia page link here.

Condition: overall very good, even with the slight discoloration in the lower print margins.

Full view of plate.

Reverse of plate.

Detail of letterpress text on reverse of plate.