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Korean Painting of Yi Sun-Sin

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 Korean Painting of Yi Sun-Sin
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An oil on fabric painting of the renown 16th C. Korean General Yi Sun-Sin, (Yi Soon Shin), standing with feet astride, in full armor with his left hand holding his sword. Famed for his remarkable victory at the Battle of Myeongnyang where with only 13 ships he defeated the Japanese Navy of 333 ships. He was a hero of the Imjim War where he, as Admiral of the Korean Navy fought and was undefeated in at least 23 engagements. He died late in the Seven Years War against the Japanese at the Battle of Noryang. He exemplified not only courage and bravery but exemplary conduct. The painting is signed by the artist and professionally framed. It has a plum color matt and the wood frame has an stylized bamboo motif. The painting bears a typed note by a former owner taped on the back. 1920-30 In excellent conditionSize 14.5" x 20".

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