A pair of Korean paintings 19th century
Lot 331
A pair of Korean paintings
19th century
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 4,461) inc. premium

Lot Details
Property from a Private English Estate 私人英國遺產藏品
A pair of Korean paintings 19th century A pair of Korean paintings 19th century A pair of Korean paintings 19th century
A pair of Korean paintings
19th century
Ink and colour on silk, one depicting three friends at a drinking party, including an elderly gentleman playing the qin and another with a fan, the group surrounding a stem cup, ear-cup and other accoutrements for a feast, all under a willow beside a flowing river with a fisherman beneath a pagoda built out onto the water and three small sail boats in the distance beneath calligraphy; the other with a boatman punting a seated gentleman along a river beside a tiered pagoda with an arched bridge in the foreground and one wooded and one bare mountain peak in the distance beneath calligraphy, both framed and glazed. Each 81.3cm (32in) high x 35cm (13¾in) wide (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: acquired in Korea by Patrick O'Donovan, who was a war correspondent for The Observer newspaper in Korea in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and thence by descent

    十九世紀 人物圖一對(韓國) 設色絹本 鏡框

    來源:由已故藏家的叔叔於韓國所得;已故藏家的叔叔是The Observer報紙一名於二十世紀四十及五十年代早期駐韓國的戰地記者

    On the painting of a gathering of three friends, there is an inscription in Classical Chinese:

    出步溪邊
    邂逅野友
    山翁向農
    麻說粳稻

    which may be translated as:

    Out for a walk beside the stream
    I meet by chance rustic friends
    old mountain man faced to the peasant
    talking coarsely of rice


    On the other painting is a line borrowed from a poem by the famous Song dynasty literatus Su Dongpo (1037-1101), it reads:

    江山清空我塵土

    which may be translated as:

    mountains and streams pure and empty, and I so dusty!
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