Property from the Estate of an English collector
A Tokyo School bronze figure of a peasant
By Kaneda Kenjiro, Meiji Period
The old man standing barefoot, bending over from weariness, a scythe used for harvesting the rice held in his right hand behind his back, the other clutching sheaves of rice, two tied stalks of rice straws and bundles of grains lying at his feet, inscribed Kutabire (exhausted) at the side of the base, signed with seal Kaneda chuzo shi ki (cast and certified by Kaneda).
51.5cm (20¼in) high.