- Museum number
- Object: Tsuchigumo emaki 土蜘蛛絵巻 (Earth Spider Picture Scroll)
Painting, handscroll. Story of Yorimitsu and the Earth-Spider (Tsuchigumo). Ink and colour on paper. Second-generation copy of the handscroll painting by Tosa Nagataka now in Tokyo National Museum (Important Cultural Property), including colophons dated 1774, 1790 and 1826.
- Production date
Height: 30.50 centimetres
Width: 1166 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This work is discussed in Rosina Buckland, "Shirarezaru kinsei yamato-e no saiko: Dai-Ei Hakubutsukan shozohin o chushin ni" in Shimohara Miho, ed., Kinsei Yamato-e saiko: Nichi, Ei, Bei sorezore no shiten kara (Brucke, 2013), pp. 177-192.
'285. 随學' (unattributed annotation in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.303 (Japanese Painting Number)