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Catching sparrows

Catching sparrows
Designer: Ah Xian (阿仙)
1956, August
Catching sparrows
Zhuo maque (捉麻雀)
Publisher: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)
Size: 53x77.5 cm.
Call nr.: BG E37/228 (Landsberger collection)

The boy holding the rope wears the red scarf of the Pioneers, the Communist youth organization.
There is a strange resemblance between this picture and a Christmas card from 1870, designed by Kate Greenaway. The Greenaway card shows a young Robin Hood with friends, hiding behind a snowy tree, about to shoot a blackbird for Christmas dinner.

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Eliminate the Four Pests

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