This very impressive and finely painted scroll was done by a Japanese artist named Misetsu and depicts a large,almost life-like
monkey holding on to a large&well defined tree branch in the mountains of Japan.An exquisite work of art,painted in ink&color on silk in the format of a hanging scroll entitled,"Misetsu suru,Shoka gosen"meaning,"Monkey by Misetsu,Inscription by Shoka." A striking silk painting,superbly executed&highly detailed. Condition:Excellent with very little wear.(please note photo enlargements for more details) Size:58 1/2"x19 1/4"(unmounted:40 1/4"x 14 3/8") Circa:Meiji
Period(1868-1912) The artist's signature reads,"Misetsu".The top red seal reads,Sunsei
no in"meaning,"the seal of Sunsei"The bottom red seal reads"Misetsu" The first line of the inscription is the calligrapher's signature,"Shoka Rojin".The last line is the
name of the poet,Go Kyokudo.The poet's poem is about cherishing the honesty&sincerity of
monkeys. A worthy addition to your collection of fine Japanese art.