Mori Sosen (1747-1821). A Monkey Seated on a Rock with an Infant Monkey. Hanging scroll painting.

Ink and colour on silk.

Signed: Sosen.

Sealed: Sosen.

108.3 x 38.3 cm.

Provenance: According to the box inscriptions, the painting was in the possession of Itakura Katsunao, a daimyo lord in present-day Gunma, in 1808. In 1881, the painting was subsequently acquired by Negishi Shôrei (1833-1897) a master swordsman who established the Negishi school of shuriken (“The only specialist school to have survived is the Negishi-ryū, which was founded by Negishi Shorei in the mid-1800s”.)