After Morikage KUSUMI -- "Monkeys in a Tree, Full Moon"

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Artist After Morikage KUSUMI
(Japanese painter, c1620-90)
Title "Monkeys in a Tree, Full Moon"
(given name)
Date ca1930's
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Shima Art Company (Tokyo/New York publisher, 1930's)
Seal, Carver/Printer Signature reads as "Morifuji" (per
Image Size 6 3/8 x 15 1/4 (without margins, as published)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky area; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to moon; nicely detailed carving, crisp lines. (Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso.)
Condition Excellent. Clean backside.
(Light toning. No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A delightful image of a seven playful monkeys--the lowest seen reaching towards the moon below. Designed after an early Edo-era painting done during 1600's by Morikage KUSUMI.
Item # EG-675
Price $475