Nine-Dragon Falls

Nine-Dragon Falls

구룡포 (九龍布)

late 1800s

Han Unpyeong

(Korean)

Ink and color on paper

Overall: 71 x 40.7 cm (27 15/16 x 16 in.); Painting only: 59.4 x 28.2 cm (23 3/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 215.1915

Description

The Nine-Dragon Falls 구룡포 is one of the popular tourist sites at the Diamond Mountain 금강산 in North Korea. Its V-shaped valley that opens into a rushing white waterfall is its major attraction, allowing visitors to experience the powerful forces of nature. In this painting, two excited scholar tourists accompanied by a Buddhist monk are enjoying both the spectacle and the roar generated by the cascading waterfall.

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