||"Monkey Reaching for
||ca1900-20's; (before 1933)
||Obtained via dealer contact (from Boston, MA dealer active 1920's to 1933--
store now closed).
||Japanese Scenes on 'Tanzaku'
||3 1/8 x 11 7/8 "tanzaku"
(tall/narrow "pillar print")
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving.
Full original margins (note "kento" marks right margin edge and bottom corner).
(Slight toning. No flaws noted.) Without margins,
||A delightful tall/narrow ("tanzauku") print of a tiny monkey (gibbon) reaching
out towards the moon's elusive reflection--a
challenging format designed to hang from the interior roof-poles
of early traditional Japanese homes.
Compare with Gekko's similar "Monkey/Moon" print.
||Available NOW as: EG-820-C
||$275 (few copies available)