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Lot 6313
Anonymous
Lion rock and flowers
Korea, 20th century

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,600 - 2,400
Anonymous
Lion rock and flowers
Korea, 20th century

Ink and color on paper, mounted on panel; butterflies hovering near a cluster of flowers growing from a facetted rock emulating a striding lion.
47 1/2 x 23in (120.2 x 58.4cm)

Footnotes

  • The inscription on the painting can be read as follows:

    李書友人碧趙 Li writes his friend Cho Pyek
    獅子石 Lion rock
    善世令流,王相國傾城顏色,李友人不云百花皆報此陛下. In this enlightened age ever passing, the attractiveness of a kingly visage causes cities to fall. Friend Li: don't say these hundred flowers herald this majesty.

    Provenance
    Emille Museum, 1970's

    On loan to the Denver Art Museum, 2001-2016
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