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
Abe Shunho(1877-1956)He was born in Fukuoka.His real name was Kiyotaro.He went to Kyototo study painting under Kikuchi Hobun.He exhibited at theBuntenand Teitenwhere he was awarded several prizes for his work.
with original tomobako(signed storage box)Material: Silk.
Roller ends:Tusks of Elephant.Height 80.0”:Width 26.1”
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
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...
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.