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Single Column Calligraphy Screen

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

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Eight-panel Calligraphy Screen by Yun Yong-gu (one column per panel, with artist’s seal on each panel)

ink on brown-flecked white paper with gold-colored silk brocade mounting
full screen: 57.125 X 89.5 in (145.1 x 227.3 cm)
each mounted panel: 57.125 X 11 in (145.1 x 27.9 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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