large temple painting from the Choson Dynasty depicting Indra and four Hindu guardians. A painting like this is usually hung on the side wall of a Buddhist temple. Indra, originally a Hindu diety, is the god of Thirtythree heavens in Buddhism where all desire gradually diminishes into selflessness.
64" tall 61" wide (framed) 52" tall 49" wide (image)
pigment on textile, framed
Korea, 19th century
Fine Korean Buddha painting. Color on fabric. Laid down on a thick board. 56cm x 71cm. Circa late 19th C. to 1900s. Some losses in color and some abrasions.
A Very Rare/Fine Korean True-View (½Ç°æ»ê¼ö) Landscape 10 Panel Screen by Chi Un-Yong (Áö¿î¿µ) (1852-1935):
This true view landscape colorful 10 panel screen is very rare and important painting by Chi Un-Yong (Áö¿î¿µ) who was deeply involved in the late Korean history.(late Choson History). He was a literati painter, calligrapher and patriot. This 10 panel screen is painted with famous temples and places in Korean (Choson) peninsular...
Plum Blossoms in the Fog by Nam Kye Young. Because plum blossoms bloom early, when winter is not quite finished, they are a symbol of courage. The artists says in his calligraphy poem on the left side of the painting that the plum blossom's beauty and courage shine through the fog. This is a creative and deceptively simple ink painting composition that is a beautifully framed and mounted late Joseon Dynasty treasure...
Antique Picturesque Landscape Fan Painting by Dong Won in a beautiful shadow box frame. Frame: 29.25 x 20.25 inches, 74.25 x 51.5 cm; Fan: 19 x 10.5 inches, 48.25 x 26.5 cm.
Autumn Waterfall by So Seok (you can see the waterfall on the right side of the painting), painted with mixed feelings of hope and despair, just after the attempted independence movement on March 1, 1919. Frame: 60.75 x 18.5 inches, 154.25 x 47 cm; Painting: 47.5 x 13 inches, 120.5 x 33 cm.
Fine 19th Century Korean Scholar's Ink Painting of Bamboo Trees by Kok Jae. The bamboo is a favorite subject for Korean scholar painters. It is an ancient symbol of resilience and integrity. When faced with a strong wind, the bamboo bends but does not break, just as the person with determination and principle, even when pressed down, doesn't give up and resumes their upright posture. Ink on silk. Frame: 61 x 19 inches, 155 x 48.25 cm; Painting: 48.5 x 12.5 inches, 123 x 31.75 cm.
A Very Rare Korean King of Hell Painting Surrounded by 3 Officials-19th C.:
Korea, late 18th or early 19th century, framed.
This unusual King of Hell from Buddhist paintings shows of a King and 3 officials and a group of 9 or 10 scenes of tortures, here the King of Hell is shown with a crown, seated on a throne in a half view, his mouth open because he is scentencing unfortunate soul to hell,
two officials hold scrolls on which the decceed’s deeds reading and one official hold book fo...
Autumn Fragrance Painting by Bo Jeong. A delightful painting that evokes the mood and fragrance of Autumn with Fall flowers: chrysanthemums, pampas grass, and holly. Frame: 22.5 x 14.5 inches, 57 x 37 cm; Painting: 12 x 10 inches, 30.5 x 25.5 cm.
Colorful 19th Century Korean Folk Painting of Butterflies, the ancient Korean symbol of happiness. Frame: 22.5 x 22.5 inches, 57 x 57 cm; Painting: 12.5 x 12.5 inches, 31.75 x 31.75 cm.
Pair of Korean Antique Landscape Paintings by Suk Woo. There is a small tear in the lower left corner of the larger painting, but it is in a blank area of the painting and does not interfere with the image. Ink and colors on paper. Larger Painting: Frame, 33 x 21.25 inches, 83.75 x 54 cm; Painting, 21.25 x 15.5 inches, 54 x 39.25 cm. Smaller Painting: Frame, 22.5 x 14 inches, 57 x 35.5 cm; Painting: 12 x 8 inches, 30.5 x 20.25 cm.
A Very Large/Rare/Fine Korean Deer under an Old Pine Tree-19th C.:
Korea, Joseon dynasy, 18th – early 19th century.
This is a very well excuted Korean literati painting, painted with Deer, Fungus,
water-streaming, and an old Pine tree in a deep valley mountain on silk, painted ink
and light color, mounted on silk mat, old flamed.
It’s in very fine condition with good color but very minors worn and scrathed.
It measures 79c, x 133.3cm (31” x 52.5”) painting only, or 89.5cm x 148...
A Korean Very Rare and Fine Pyung-Yang Castle 6 Panel Continues Screen-19th C: Korea, Joseon period, 19th century
A vert rare continues pane Pyung-Yang Capitol city including Dae-Dong River
screen painted in ink and color on paper, Pyung-Yang capitol’s famous places, pavilions, temples, gates, mountain peacks and other places’ names written in ink...
Large Geese and Reeds Painting (Noando) by Yang Ki Hun aka Seokyeon (1843-1897) from Pyeongyang. 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). So 'noan' can mean 'reed and geese' or 'old comfort', and so a painting of geese and reeds symbolized a wish for a comfortable and peaceful old age...
Korean painting of a lone fisherman in boat in Zen (Korean - Seon [not to be confused with the artist]) school landscape with inverted rocky cliff with trees and shrubbery clinging to a bluff over water with grasses in the foreground and hilly, forested shores and clouds in the faded distance. Anonymous. 19th century, Joseon dynasty. Good condition with relatively even toning of the paper with light distress and slight rubbing mostly on the periphery. Image area 19 inches high by 15 inches wide...