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. Daewongun was, of course, a great painter of orchids, but most agree now that Kim Eung Won may deserve the title of greatest. His paintings sell for a fraction of the price of Daewongun's paintings, at least for now...
Very Rare 15th Century Painting by Wanam Yugak (1410-1472), a Beautiful Bird and Flower Painting (Hwajodo) with Peonies (symbol of prosperity) and Crane (symbol of longevity). This painting was a gift from the painter to a friend, given to wish long life and prosperity to the receiver. It would have been hung in a place of prominence and pride in an appreciative Korean home over 500 years ago. Korean paintings from the early Joseon Dynasty are extremely rare...
A very fine example of a Joseon Dynasty Korean tiger hunting painting, that makes use of the best quality pigments and finest silk, and is rendered with the highest level of artistry and skill, likely by a painter from the royal court. A similar painting recently sold at auction in Korea for $5500. Unique to Korea, almost all Korean hunting paintings depict hunters in Mongolian costume...
A very fine example of a Joseon Dynasty Korean hunting painting with falcon and dog, that makes use of the best quality pigments and finest silk, and is rendered with the highest level of artistry and skill, likely by a painter from the royal court. A similar painting recently sold at auction in Korea for $5500. Unique to Korea, almost all Korean hunting paintings depict hunters in Mongolian costume...
Very Rare Calligraphy by Kang Se Hwang aka Pyo Am (1713-1791), artist, calligrapher, art scholar and critic, and one of the most important figures and the most influential scholar-painter of 18th Century Korea...
Calligraphy by the Joseon Dynasty's Last Prime Minister, Lee Wan Yong aka Ildang (1858 - 1926). He was prime minister of Korea in 1906 - 1910. Lee is Korea's most infamous traitor, the "Benedict Arnold of Korea", for signing the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty in 1910. Connoisseurs begrudgingly acknowledge his great talents as a calligrapher, but the disdain with which he is regarded keeps the demand, and thus the prices of his work very low. Mounted on sky blue silk...
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.
A Very Fine and Old Korean Painting of Grass and Insects (õ®õùÓñ-ÃÊÃæµµ)-18th -19th C.:
Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th to early 19th century. signed.
This painting paited by a literary painter on the cloth in ink color in early period,
with beeds, a big frog, autumn plants and flowers on silk? or cloth,
has a red seal on the lower right but unfortunately unclear...
Chiang Tin Sai or Master Chiang
Guardian of the Faith and Ceremonies
Pigments on double mulberry paper
Condition: Overall Very Good Condition overall good with minor fading of some details due climatic conditions and age. Complete. Shows excellent wear of use.
Dimensions: Length: 43 iinches Width: 18 1/2 inches
For further information/history on Lantien & Mien Yao Paintings please refer to:
"Yao Ceremonial Paintings" by Jacques Lemoine
“The Yao” by Jess G...
Paired Japan 16th c Handpainted Folding Screen Byobu,Scenery in Edo Peiod. Whole size (6 panels)65.5" X 151.1"
16th~ 17th C Japanese Hanging Scroll Painting "Tokiwa Gozen & Her Sons", 191.7 CM X 71 CM
Rare Late Joseon Dynasty Buddhist King of Hell Painting. A fantastic rendering. 70 x 32.5 inches, 178 x 82.5 cm.
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
Size : 46 " x 18 1/2" (of the painting itself)
19th Century Korean Scroll Depicting a Hunting Expedition. Water color on rice paper. In good condition with vivid colors. Dimensions: 20" W x 43" H