KOSON -- "Two Monkeys Playing"

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Title "Two Monkeys Playing"
(given name)
Date ca1920's/30's
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death.
Series na
Publisher Adachi Hanga Kenkyusho (Tokyo publisher, 1926-present)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; nicely visible woodgrain to background; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to monkeys; over-printed with falling pink cherry blossoms; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso bottom.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins as published. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" cat#35 and pl# K-41.17 .
Comments A charming image of two monkeys at play.
Item # EG-303
Price $750