Painting of One Hundred Themes (obverse)

late 1800s
Image: 117.7 x 33.5 cm (46 5/16 x 13 3/16 in.); Panel: 164.5 x 43.6 cm (64 3/4 x 17 3/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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Depicting small images of various subjects became one of the most popular types of painting toward the end of the 19th century.


This screen depicts paintings on one side and poems on the other—an economical format often used in Korea to allow the viewer to enjoy both sides of one screen. The front features an assortment of bird-and-flower, landscape, and figural paintings executed according to the brush manner of more than 50 artists. A calligrapher has brushed several Chinese poems about the four seasons on the reverse side, among them "Composing in the Daytime of Summer" by Tang poet Liu Zongyuan (773–819) and "Composing when Spring Begins" by Song scholar Zhang Shi (1133–1180).
Painting of One Hundred Themes (obverse)

Painting of One Hundred Themes (obverse)

late 1800s

Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

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