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Rare Framed Calligraphy by the Last Korean Princess, Yi Bangja

Rare Framed Calligraphy by the Last Korean Princess, Yi Bangja


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Rare Framed Calligraphy by the Last Korean Princess, Yi Bangja (1901 - 1989). A beautiful piece of Korean history created by the last member of the royal household to reside in Korea's royal palace. Princess Yi Bangja is much beloved by the Korean people. She devoted her entire life to the education of mentally and physically handicapped people, and worked tirelessly to support them. She is the subject of television dramas, stage dramas, operas, movies, and books, including her autobiography, "The World is One." This piece reads 선정기심 (seon-jeong-gi-sim). It means "Correct your mind first," or a very modern translation would be "Get your mind right, first." From the text 大學 . Frame: 24.5 x 18 inches, 62 x 46 cm; Calligraphy: 15 x 12.5 inches, 38 x 32 cm.