Scroll Painting: "Monkey Holding Nyoihoju (jewel-ball)"

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Artist Unidentified/unread
Title "Monkey Holding Nyoihoju (ball)"
(given name)
Date Late-Meiji period, ca1900/10's.
Image Size Painting size: 8 1/4 x 21 1/2.
Technique Painting itself is black inks printed onto light tan paper.
Mounting Size Entire "kakejiku" (hanging scroll) is 12 3/8 x 54 1/2 overall.
Mounting Details Light tanish paper (artwork) mounted on nicely flower-patterned dark brown silk; with different light tan silk used top and bottom; dark blue flower-patterned silk "ichimonji" brocade top/bottom; dark brown wooden end-pieced bottom roller.
Condition Good to Very Good.
(Several scattered holes upper/left edge mount and above; edgewear upper/left; some wrinkling; light soiling.) Hangs quite nicely.
Comments A delightfully composed image of a little monkey holding a nyoihoju (jewel-ball). A very highly and crisply detailed image (either lithographically printed or via an etched copper plate)--nicely mounted as a hanging scroll. A unique, truly one-of-a-kind artwork.
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Item # BG-846
Price $595