Koson - Monkey and a fly
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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Monkey hanging from bamboo twig, observing a fly.
Date: ca. 1910-20
Size: Ôtanzaku, 34,6 x 19 cm (picture size)
Excellent early impression, perfect colours, full margins and perfect condition. Just at upper margin slightly mounted on handmade paper. One of the most charming monkey pictures by Koson.
Fig.: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, K 41.27.