||"Monkey Holding Nyoihoju (ball)"
||Late-Meiji period, ca1900/10's.
||Painting size: 8 1/4 x 21 1/2.
||Painting itself is black inks printed onto light tan paper.
||Entire "kakejiku" (hanging scroll) is 12 3/8 x 54 1/2 overall.
||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.
||Good to Very Good.
(Several scattered holes upper/left edge mount and above; edgewear upper/left;
some wrinkling; light soiling.) Hangs quite nicely.
||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.