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Tsuchigumo emaki 土蜘蛛絵巻 (Earth Spider Picture Scroll)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1881,1210,0.285

  • Title (object)

    • Tsuchigumo emaki 土蜘蛛絵巻 (Earth Spider Picture Scroll)
  • Description

    Painting, handscroll. Story of Yorimitsu and the Earth-Spider (Tsuchigumo). Ink and colours 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.

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1826
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30.5 centimetres
    • Width: 1166 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    '285. 随學' (unattributed annotation in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)This work is discussed by Rosina Buckland in Shimohara Miho, ed., Kinsei Yamato-e saiko: Nichi, Ei, Bei sorezore no shiten kara (Brucke, 2013), pp. 177-192.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1881

  • 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).

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1881,1210,0.285

  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.303 (Japanese Painting Number)
Painting, handscroll. Story of Yorimitsu and the Earth-Spider (Tsuchigumo). Ink and colours on paper. Copy of an earlier work, including colophons dated 1774, 1790 and 1826.

Painting, handscroll. Story of Yorimitsu and the Earth-Spider (Tsuchigumo). Ink and colours on paper. Copy of an earlier work, including colophons dated 1774, 1790 and 1826.

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