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Pair of Single Column Calligraphy on Pink paper

Yun Yong-gu
late 19th to early 20th century, Korea

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Single column large calligraphy hanging scroll on gold-flecked pink paper.

ink on pink paper with gold flecks
each painting alone: 41 3/4 x 10 1/2 in (106 x 26.7 cm)
mounted: 70 3/4 x 15 1/2 in (179.7 x 39.4 cm)

About Yun Yong-gu (1852-1939)
Renowned for his excellent calligraphy, the government official Yun Yong-gu, penname Seokchon, is a household name even today. Yun was also a celebrated painter of bamboo, orchids and landscapes. Disheartened by Japan’s occupation of Korea, Yun Yong-gu left the public arena in which he was so well known and spent his last years as a recluse.

Selected collections
The Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The British Museum, England
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Ho-Am Art Museum, Korea
The Collection of John D. Proctor
The National Museum of Korea
The Virginia Museum of Art

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