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Three Fishermen Brush Painting


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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1920: Item # 159080

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Signed and sealed by Korean painter Lo Cok, this large early 20th century brush painting of three fishermen returning home with the day's catch is done in bold strokes of grey and black ink on paper. The only touch of color is the skin tone of the fishermen. The unusual scene--the man in the rear holding a bamboo pole points to the kneeling man who is being stepped over by the man in the foreground--may relate to a folk legend. Painted in a Japanese rather than Korean style, this work dates from the early years of the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945). It is matted with grey silk and framed in a plain wood Asian frame. The painting is in good condition except for two spots at the top in an open area of the painting, which could indicate it once was mounted on a scroll. Dimensions including frame: height 46" (119 cm), width 27" (69 cm), depth 1" (3 cm). Without frame and mat: height 38 (97 cm), width 22 1/2" (57 cm).