||"Monkey Reaching for the Moon" (given name)
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death
(via dealer contact).
||Believed to be Daikoku-ya
(Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
||9 1/8 x 9 3/4 ("shikishiban").
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to moon's "reflected outline" and
ripples in water; nicely detailed carving.
Excellent colors. Full, original margins; unbacked. (Slight toning--
||"The New Wave," pl#43, pg85.
||An absolutely charming and delightful image. (Believed to pre-date Koson's similar image--