A Korean painted silk-covered wood ten-leaf screen 19th century
Lot 332W
A Korean painted silk-covered wood ten-leaf screen
19th century
£30,000 - 50,000
US$ 48,000 - 81,000

Lot Details
A Korean painted silk-covered wood ten-leaf screen 19th century
Property from a Private English Estate 私人英國遺產藏品
A Korean painted silk-covered wood ten-leaf screen
19th century
Depicting the 'River Festival at Pyongyang', showing a city built around a gracious palace with a spacious courtyard in front of a hill with a pavilion perched on top, the city with broad inviting avenues amongst the smaller dwellings interspersed with imposing administrative buildings and all surrounded by a long wall punctuated by gates and watchtowers and also encircling parkland with temples scattered amid pines and streams to the right of the city, and fields enclosed by earth embankments to the left, the city set within a peaceful landscape with a broad river with shipping in front and high mountains behind. Each leaf 38cm x 145cm (15in x 57in)

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

    此拍賣品是根據英國遺產執行人的指示出售。

    十九世紀 木嵌絹繪平壤風景圖十扇屏風

    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

    There is an inscription

    箕城古圖,平壤, 一齋寫

    which may be translated as:

    picture of old Giseong, Pyongyang, signed Il Jae Sa

    During the Joseon dynasty, Pyongyang was a major economic, diplomatic and military base. Paintings of Giseong began to be made from the second half of the 16th century; its status as a painterly icon had been firmly established by the end of the 18th century when scenes of it were also produced and distributed as woodblock prints. Large screens depicting grand views of the fortress of Pyongyang (Giseong-do 箕城圖) were particulary popular during the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Compare a related Korean screen with a view of a 'River Festival at Pyongyang', sold at Christie's New York, 24 October 1991, lot 952, and another sold at Christie's New York, 26 April 1995, lot 70.
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