Antique Korean Munjado Painting of the Ancient Confucian Virtue of Trust. Munjado paintings are unique visual representations of the eight Confucian virtues, with the character for the word accompanied by creatively rendered images that symbolize that virtue. The character rendered here is 'shin', trust. On the right, the goose, symbol of fidelity because it mates for life, is carrying in its beak a message from the blue jay with a human head on the left...
A Fine and Rare Korean Shypjangsaeng (10 Symbols of Longevity) Scroll Painting-19th C.: Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century.
Painted in mineral pigments, ink and color on silk with the 10 signs of long life,
It’s a scroll painting with a good condition,
it measures 43.5cm x 98.5cm (17.25” x 38.75” ) painting only, and
52cm x 168cm including whole mounting.
A Very Fine, Rare and Large Korean Seven Star Buddhist Painting:
Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th -early 19th century, removed from a frame.
A very rare Seven Star Buddhist painting with Buddha Sakyamuni and assembled buddhist deities, painted in polychrome mineral pigments and gold on silk,
It’s in fine condition but a small area torn on the lower right attendants painting.
I measures 57.5” x 45.5” (145.5cm x 115.5cm).
A Very Rare Korean Seated AmithaBuddha Hanging Scroll Painting...
Large and Beautifully-Mounted 19th Century Korean Buddhist Painting of Amida Buddha with two Bodhisattva and two Disciples. Total size: 87 x 32 inches, 221 x 81 cm; Painting size: 41 x 24 inches, 104 x 61 cm.
An antique & very charming painting of the Mountain God (Sansin) sitting under a pine tree and accompanied by his tiger and an young acolyte. Colors and ink on coarse cotton cloth. Sansin is originally a Daoist nature God that has become very important in the Korean culture particularly in the cult of the mountains;
Iconographically he is depicted as a Daoist Immortal. Framed, Korean-style behind glass. Korea, Late Choson, around 1900. H 50 cm, W 31 cm (picture frame)...
Joseon Period Calligraphy by Yi Du Hwang aka Seolak (1858-1916). 48.25 x 13.5 inches, 122.5 x 34.25 cm.
Mountain Village Along the River by 19th Century Artist Baek Woon Jang aka Yoosoo. A tranquil painting that masterfully utilizes a variety of brush techniques to capture a beautiful scene from Korea long ago. Frame: 17 x 17 inches, 43 x 43 cm ; Painting: 12 x 12 inches, 30.5 x 30.5 cm.
Antique Korean Dragon Painting Exploding with Life and Personality, Chasing the Magic Pearl of Immortality. Korean dragons are not at all stereotypical. Each one has a unique personality, and this fine and dynamic example is full of personality. When Koreans prayed to the mighty dragon for rain and blessings, this is the type of dragon to which they hoped to be praying, with a friendly face and open heart, ready to leap out of the painting and take action...
A Very Large, Fine and Rare Korean Buddhist Painting:
Korea, Joseon dynasty, early 19th century. removed from a frame.
Buddha, Amitahha, and Assembled Attendant deities.
Painted in polychrome mineral pigments on linen cloth.
It’s in very finr condition, it measures 87” w. x 42.5” h. (221cm w. x 108 cm h.).
Geese and Reeds Painting (Noando) by Yang Ki Hun aka Seokyeon (1843-1897) from Pyeongyang. Yang Ki Hun's signature 'boneless' style (painting without outlines, using ink washes) beautifully captures light and shade. The literal meaning of 'noando' is reed and geese painting, but it is a play on words, as 'no' means both reed and old, and 'an' means both geese and comfort ('do' means painting)...
A Very Fine and Rare Buddhist Painting:
Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century. framed.
Buddha, Amitahha, and Attendant deities.
Painted in polychrome mineral pigments on silk.
It’s in very fine condition, it measures 49.5” w. x 53” h. (126 cm w. x 135 cm h.).
A Very Fine Rare Korean Buddhist Painting-19th C.:
Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th to early 19th century, framed.
Amit’a, the Buddha of the Western Pureland, and Attendants.
Painted in polychrome mineal pigments on silk.
It’s in very fine condition with colors faded to age
and folded in center. it measures 53 ½” h. x 52” w. (136 cm h. x 132 cm w.).
Orchids are an ancient Korean symbol of purity, modesty, and virtue. Talented painters of orchids were and still are held in the highest regard. Though Daewongun (Prince Yi Ha Eung) is often cited as the greatest painter of orchids, most scholars now agree that it was Kim Eung Won aka Soho (1855-1921) who was painting many of the paintings for which Daewongun took credit and which Daewongun signed...
A Very Fine and Old Korean early Spring Landscape Painting-18th - 19th C.:
Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th to early 19th century, by literary artist, framed.
It’s a very old painting in early Spring scene.
No signature, nor sealed, painted in ink and light color on paper,
a Sage coming back by horse back riding with a young servant.
It’s in fine condition with some old stains.
Measurements: 7 3/4” h. x 9 1/2” painting only, or 13 3/4” h, x 13 14” incl. frame.
Beautiful Late Joseon Dynasty Example of Hwajodo, Korean Traditional Bird and Flower Painting. The many seeds of the pomegranate symbolize plenty. This usually meant plenty of children, so it was a popular fertility symbol. Newly framed and beautifully silk mounted. Frame: 43 x 24 inches (109 x 61 cm), Painting: 36 x 18 inches (91.5 x 45.75 cm).
Beautiful Korean screen with six rice paper panels depicting people amidst gorgeous scenes of nature. Each panel is mostly monochromatic with conservative usage of color in muted shades of yellow, pink, blue, and purple. There are large blooming flowers with a sparrow flying overheard in every panel.
Size: (entire screen) 61" height, 106" width, (artwork only) 27.75" height, 12" length
Scroll painting with image of four fierce guardians with halberds, closely surrounding a dignitary. Black ink and colors on silk. Korea, 19th century.
Image measurements: H 29 ¾ x W 17 1/8 in.
Streaks of white pigment, crease at top, laid down onto wood