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Style of Nagasawa Rosetsu : “Monkeys by a Stream” (mid-1800s)

Archival Inkjet on Matte Finish Fine Art Paper

The Ibis’s giclée process uses archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper to achieve crisp detail and rich, lasting color. Unlike posters, they will not yellow with time, but will maintain their original quality for as long as you own them. If you are unhappy with your print for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund.

Considered protective deities in the Shinto religion, monkeys were first depicted in Japanese narrative scroll paintings during the 12th and 13th centuries. Monkeys, which are found throughout the mountainous and wooded areas of Japan, became a favorite subject of many later Japanese artists, including Rosetsu. In this painting the monkeys display human qualities, especially curiosity. One monkey stares directly out of the painting toward the viewer; the other contemplates something in the distance.

(Text courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art).

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