Highwayman Robs a Woman

by Meiji era artist (not read)

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Highwayman Robs a Woman by Meiji era artist (not read)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Highwayman Robs a Woman

Series; Osaka nichinichi shinbun
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Osaka nichinichi shinbun - Rare design from the newspaper "Osaka nichinichi shinbun" (Osaka Daily News), which featured woodblock illustrations of stories from various newspapers. These often sensational images depict contemporary events in the news, including murders, robberies, and assaults, as well as some positive stories and even supernatural occurrences. Rendered in lively colors, each illustration is accompanied by a story in text. The title cartouche takes the form of a banner holed by two cherubs. Nishiki-e or illustrated newspapers became popular during the Meiji era, first in Tokyo, then in Osaka. The Osaka designs are much rarer, and unlike their Tokyo counterparts, are most often in the smaller chuban format. A great choice for a collector interested in Meiji woodblocks, or kamigata-e, prints from the Osaka region.

Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)

Image Size - 9 3/4" x 6 7/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Soiling, rubbing, creasing at edges. Some prints have stains, marks, or folds at corners. A few prints have thinning at edges, repaired. Please see photos for details.

Highwayman Robs a Woman by Meiji era artist (not read)
Highwayman Robs a Woman by Meiji era artist (not read)

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