Property from the Estate of an English collector
A Tokyo School bronze figure of a labourer
By Kaniya Kuniharu (fl.circa 1869), Meiji Period
The old man seated cross-legged on a tree stump, his short loose tunic falling off his emaciated frame, his head resting on his left hand as he falls asleep, the other hand holding his hoe, a kinchaku and netsuke-manju suspended from his belt at the reverse, signed in sosho script Kaniya Kuniharu saku and numbered three.
49.5cm x 24.5cm (19½in x 9 5/8in).