Artworks on Monkeys

Compiled by Peter Y. Chou

Anonymous, Sung Dynasty (960-1279)
Gibbons Playing in a Loquat Tree
Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk, (165 x 107.9 cm)

Toba Sojo (1053-1140)
Frolicking Animals Scrolls (Heian period, 12th century)
Ink on paper (height 11 7/8 in. = 30.2 cm)
Miho Museum, Kozan-ji, Kyoto, Japan

Mu-Ch'i (1210-1275)
Mother Monkey with Baby (Southern Sung Dynasty, 13th century)
Ink on silk from triptych showing Crane & Kuan-Yin
Daitoku-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506)
Monkeys in Trees (1491)
Six-panel folding screens, ink on paper
160.6 x 353.2 cm (63 1/4 x 139 1/16 in.)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
Virgin and Child with the Monkey (1498)
Engraving (18.7 x 12.3 cm)
California State Library (L3.1966)

Hasagewa Tohaku (1539-1610)
Old Trees and Monkeys (16th century)
Hanging scroll, ink on paper (155 x 115 cm)
Ryusen-an Temple, Kyoto

Hasagewa Tohaku (1539-1610)
Monkeys (16th century)
Six-fold screen, Ink on paper, (60 in. x 132 1/2 in.)
Shoko Ku-ji, Kyoto, Japan

Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617)
Monkey on a chain, seated (1597)
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jingoro Hidari (circa 1600)
Three Mystic Monkeys
(Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil)
Wood Carving, Stable of the Sacred Horse
Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, Japan ( More Photos)

Jan van Kessel I (1626-1679)
Study of Birds and Monkey (1660/1670)
Oil on copper, 10.5 x 17.3 cm (4 1/8 x 6 13/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721)
The Monkey Sculptor (1710)
Oil on canvas
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Orléans, France

Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755)
Still Life with a Monkey, Fruit and Flowers (1724)
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

George Stubbs (1724-1806)
Green Monkey (1798)
Oil on canvas
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Francisco Goya (1746-1828)
Brabisimo!, plate 38 from Los Caprichos (Caprices),(1799)
Etching, burnished aquatint, and drypoint, 21.5 x 15 cm
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Mori Sosen (1747-1821)
Monkeys (late 18th-early 19th century)
Cleveland Museum of Art

Mori Sosen (1747-1821)
Monkeys in a Cherry Tree (late 18th century)
Cleveland Museum of Art

Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799)
Mountain Monkeys (late 18th century)
Cleveland Museum of Art

Eugen Joseph Verboeckhoven (1798-1881)
Monkey (1828)
Etching, 7.5 x 6.7 cm
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873)
The Monkey Who Had Seen the World (1827)
Oil on canvas
Guildhall Art Gallery, London, UK

Jean Dunand (1877-1942)
Monkey Climbing a Vine (20th century)
Lacquer on wood, 32 7/8 x 22 3/4 in. (83.5 x 57.8 cm)
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Franz Marc (1880-1916)
Ape Frieze (Affenfries) (1911)
Oil on Canvas, 76 x 134.5 cm
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Franz Marc (1880-1916)
The Little Monkey (Das Äffchen) (1912)
Oil on Canvas, 70.4 x 100 cm
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Le singe (The monkey), pl. 12, from the book Picasso/Eaux-fortes originales (1942)
Etching and aquatint with roulette on Vidalon paper
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Arthur Weindorf (1885-1979)
Organ Grinder, Season of Grand Opera (1939)
12 x 9 inches
George Glazer Gallery, 28 East 72nd Street, New York, NY 10021

Arthur Weindorf (1885-1979)
Organ Grinder's Monkey in Window
19 x 15 inches
George Glazer Gallery, 28 East 72nd Street, New York, NY 10021

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)
Self Portrait with Monkey (1938)
Oil on masonite, 16 x 12"
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Robert Jessup (born 1952)
Picasso's Monkey (2002)
Oil on canvas, 70 x 90 in.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Netsuke Monkeys
Monkeys Galore
Robert O. Kinsey Collection

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