||"Monkey Holding a Dragonfly"
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death.
||Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
||7 3/8 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; lightly visible woodgrain to background; light
"gauffrage" to monkey's face and wiskers; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
||Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge,
bottom right). (Few scattered marks; tiny nick upper/left corner; very slight wear.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-41.18.
||A delightful Koson image of a monkey holding and inquisitively studying a dragonfly. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased
business in 1923). A rarely seen print.