||"Monkey and Baby Reaching for the Moon" (given name)
||Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
||7 3/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; lightly visible woodgrain to background; the
reflected moon's lower edge lightly raised in "gauffrage"; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
(Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso bottom.)
||Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins
(note "kento marks" right edge, bottom right). (Faint spot lower/center; faint dealer folder
line near bottom, slight toning.
No prior mounts.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-41.26.
||An absolutely charming and delightful Koson image. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased
business in 1923). A very RARE print.
(Also see an earlier Gekko-designed image