Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Antique Japanese framed scroll painting by the artist Mori Sosen (1747-1821), Japanese painter of the Shijō school during the Edo period. Although he did paint other animals and birds, Sosen is most famous for his paintings monkeys. In this painting, a mother monkey grooms her young one. Her expression is one of intent concentration while her little monkey protests. Sosen was a master at painting monkeys, delineating every hair and creating a soft effect. Painted in sumi ink and light colors on silk. Signed and seal of Mori Sosen

Age: Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: Total size: 52 1/4" high x 19 5/8" wide. Size of art: 41 3/4" high x 15" wide
item #1448944