Kim Ki-Chang Album of Ten Leaves
Lot 5355
Kim Ki-Chang (1913-2001) A group of eight figural album leaves
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Lot Details
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

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    ex-collection Denver Art Museum

    The group of album leaves may date before 1945 since the signature and seal read Unpo. At the end of World War II, the artist changed the second character in his fancy name so that it is read Unbo. For a hanging scroll of eonies and bird with the earlier signature and seal, see Hang'uk Kundae Hoewha Sonjip Volume 9, Kim Kichang/Partk Rae-hyon (Kumsong Publishing Company, 1990), cat. no. 1 (color) and p. 110.
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