Edo, Snow at Yanagi Bridge, Nezumi Kozo as Takasaki Beian and the Clam Seller Sankichi, No. 26

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Edo, Snow at Yanagi Bridge, Nezumi Kozo as Takasaki Beian and the Clam Seller Sankichi, No. 26 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Edo, Snow at Yanagi Bridge, Nezumi Kozo as Takasaki Beian and the Clam Seller Sankichi, No. 26

Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers

Edo, Snow at Yanagi Bridge, Nezumi Kozo as Takasaki Beian and the Clam Seller Sankichi, No. 26 - Terrific image of the famous real-life thief Nezumi Kozo disguised as Takasaki Beian beside the young clam seller Sankichi, his basket of clams at his feet. Nezumi Kozo translates roughly as "Little Rat Boy," and he was known as the Japanese Robin Hood, stealing from wealthy samurai during the Edo period. He wears a beautifully embossed white fur coat, and looks down at the young boy shivering in the snow. A beauty watches from the doorway, and the inset above shows two women in the snow. A fantastic image based on this true story, with excellent detail.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. A couple wormholes at edges, repaired. A couple small raised bumps on coat, soft vertical fold at side.

Edo, Snow at Yanagi Bridge, Nezumi Kozo as Takasaki Beian and the Clam Seller Sankichi, No. 26 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Edo, Snow at Yanagi Bridge, Nezumi Kozo as Takasaki Beian and the Clam Seller Sankichi, No. 26 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)