monkey hanging from branch; snow on branches

Monkey Hanging from a Branch, Spring 1770

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Maruyama Ōkyo founded the Maruyama school of art and based his works on direct observation of nature, giving them a distinct realism. Ōkyo’s keen eye is obvious in the firm grip of the monkey’s paws and the wrinkles around the monkey’s eyes, which gives an intensity to its gaze.

Monkey Hanging from a Branch
Artist Life
Shijō, 1733 - 1795
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monkey hanging from branch; snow on branches