Property from Various Owners
Kim Ki-Chang (1913-2001)
A group of eight figural album leaves
Each painted in ink and color on paper; six of the album leaves with a typewritten commentary in English on paper affixed to the reverse identifying the subject with a month: a pair of beauties with lanterns amid prunus in bloom (as January), a bride seated to the front of a folding screen (February), two beauties in a garden filled with spring blooms and bamboo (April), two beauties holding oblate fans (July), a group of beauties seated together to watch the moon (August) and a group of beauties listening to another play the qin (October); the seventh and eighth without any notes to the reverse depicting respectively a beauty with fan seated near a plate of peaches and grapes and a group of women watching a dance performance; each of the eight album leaves signed Un-po above the seals Ki-chang-in and Un-po; together with two other album leaves of the same size in ink and color on paper, one depicting aged scholars along a river and the other of village women doing their washing at a well, each signed Cheong-gye above an illegibel seal and the seal Cheong-gye.
14 x 19 7/8in (35.5 x 50.5cm) each