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Eight-panel Calligraphy Screen

Yi Sam-man
18th to 19th century, Korea

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ink on paper, with beige silk brocade mounting
calligraphy alone: 27 x 15 in (68.58 x 38.1 cm)
mounted panel: 55.25 x 20 in (140.33 x 50.8 cm)

Yi Sam-man (1770-1847)
As a young scholar, Yi Sam-man whose pen name was Chang-am, devoted himself to studying the calligraphy of Yi Kwang-sa, the most famous Korean calligrapher of the 18th century. However, his aesthetic later developed upon the cursive script into a unique style that became known as the Changam style.

Selected Collections:
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Ho-Am Art Museum, Korea
The National Museum of Art of Korea
The Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University

A special exhibition, titled “Like Water, Like Wind,” remembering
Yi Sam-man’s calligraphy works was recently held at the Seoul Arts
Center from December 2010 to February 2011.

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