KOSON -- "Monkey in a Persimmon Tree" (#7)

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Title "Monkey in a Persimmon Tree"
("Kaki ni Saru") (given name)
Date 1935 (Undated, but published in 1935 per Blair--old.)
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death (via dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer No marginal data (Blair).
Image Size 9 3/8 x 10 5/8 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to monkey's face and fruits; light "gauffrage" to monkey and persimmon; visible "woodgrain" to tree trunk; crisp lines, very highly detailed.
Condition Excellent. Wonderful colors. Full, original margins. Tiny stamped "Made in Japan" verso margin.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #209; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #S41.5.
Comments Delightful image of a little monkey reaching for a persimmon fruit... and an unseen wasp's nest!!
Seldom encountered.
Item # DG-986
Price $975 (Sold/KM)