Utagawa KUNISADA (Toyokuni III).1786-1864
Nezumi Kozō.About 1857
Polychrome woodcut, 254x370 mm. Small white margins. The image is inside a frame with black and white triangles. Good condition.
Nezumi Kozō, Japanese 'Robin Hood', is the nickname of Nakamura Jirokichi, 1797-1831, a Japanese thief and folk hero who lived in Edo. A similar print was made by Toyokuni III in 1857: depicts the actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV acting as Nezumi Kozō in the play 'Yedo Ichimura-za' Nezumi Komon Haruno Shingata’.