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Ten-panel folding screen affixed with album leaves (obverse), calligraphy (reverse), ink and color on silk
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.)
Bequest of Gordon K. Mott 1998.286.b
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 album leaf format 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).
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