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Mori Sosen is regarded as the grand master of the monkey as a theme in Japanese painting.
My first choice is an image of two monkeys watching a tiny crab and by way of contrast for my second choice a monkey trained to perform a shinto dance which supposedly expelled demons and bad luck.
Both of these images show how carefully Sosen observed wild and tame monkeys and his mastery of detail and brushwork contrasting line work with areas of fine detail.
We are now into the third month of the year of the Monkey.
I hope it continues to be a fortunate one for you.