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Tsuchigumo - Earth Spider

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Tsuchigumo - Earth Spider
by Torii 7th Kiyotada 4th (1875- August 1941)

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Artist: Torii 7th Kiyotada 4th (1875- August 1941) 鳥居 清忠
Title: Tsuchigumo - Earth Spider
Series: Miscellaneous Writings by Gekigado 劇雅堂随筆
Date of first edition?Not set
Publisher (first edition)?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (first edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (first edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 37629
Notes (first edition)?
Notes (this edition)?
The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Note that there may be some inaccuracies:

Friday, 29 April 2005

Title Tsuchigumo - Earth Spider
Artist Kiyotada Torii 1875-1941
Signature Kiyotada hitsu (This Kiyotada might have been Kiyotada VIII (Torii Kotondo) instead of Kiyotada VII)
Seal artist's seal
Dated ca. 1950s
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression excellent … decorative patterns embossed on the margins
Colors excellent - very good
Condition good … light paper toning, slight orange color stains in the middle, discolorations on the left margin, two creases on the left margin, a horizontal paper crack from middle right edge to 1/3 inch into the image.
Description "Shinko Engeki Jushu no Uchi" (Ten Types of the New and the Old Theatrical Performance). Kabuki actor is in the role of the spirit of "Tsuchigumo" (earth spider).
Format Dai-Oban
Width 11.2 inches = 28.5 cm
Height 17.5 inches = 44.5 cm

Series Information: 
It is difficult to determine if this series is by Torii Kotondo (the 5th Kiyotada) or his father Torii Kiyotada (4th). Both used the pseudonym "Kiyotada". Gekigado was Kotondo's father, but he died in August 1941 and this series dates to 1942. It is possible the series was published after Kiyotada 4th's death, but it is also possible that Kotondo published this series in honour of his father.
Artist Bio: 
The father of Torii Kotondo.
鳥居清忠 (4代目) 四代目 鳥居清忠(よだいめ とりい きよただ、明治8年〈1875年〉3月28日 - 昭和16年〈1941年〉8月3日)とは、明治時代から昭和時代初期にかけての浮世絵師。鳥居派七代目当主。

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