Gekko -- "Monkey Reaching for the Moon" (#11)

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Artist OGATA Gekko (1859-1920)
Title "Monkey Reaching for the Moon" (given name)
(aka "Gibbon")
Date Early 1900's
Series na
Publisher Believed to be Daikoku-ya
(Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/8 x 9 3/4 ("shikishiban").
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to moon's "reflected outline" and ripples in water; nicely detailed carving. (Faint "ink smudge" left edge.)
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Full, original margins; unbacked. (No flaws noted--see Impression.)
Reference/Illus "The New Wave," pl#43, pg85.
Comments An absolutely charming and delightful image. (Believed to pre-date Koson's similar image-- (Learn more).
Item # DG-914
Price $495 (Sold/MX)