||OGATA Gekko (1859-1920)
||"Monkey Reaching for the Moon"
(given name) (aka "Gibbon")
||Robert O. Muller's Collection (following his death).
||Believed to be Daikoku-ya
(Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
||9 1/8 x 9 3/4 ("shikishiban").
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to moon's "reflected outline" and
ripples in water; nicely detailed carving. (A few scattered natural paper fibers.)
||Excellent. Excellent colors. Full, original margins; unbacked. (No flaws noted.)
||"The New Wave," pl#43, pg85.
||An absolutely charming and delightful image. (Believed to pre-date Koson's similar image
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