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Double column calligraphy

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

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This is an example of Yun Yong-gu's fine calligraphy. Here, he writes using a double column large calligraphy hanging scroll.

ink on paper with silk brocade mounting
painting alone: 50 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.; mounted: 81 x 17 3/4 in.

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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