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Pair of Rocks

Yun Yong-gu (1853-1939)
late 19th to early 20th century, Korea

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A pair of hanging scrolls
ink on paper
each: painting alone: 11.25 x 15.8 in; mounted: 45.75 x 16 in

About Yun Yong-gu (1852-1939)
Renowned for his excellent calligraphy, the government official Yun Yong Gu (ho: Seok-Chon) is even today a household name. 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.

Yun's calligraphy can be found in the collections of Ho-Am Art Museum, The National Museum of Korea, and The Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University.




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