Lot 1134
A Korean Munjado Folk Letter Painting
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 19th century, ink and colors on paper, a calligraphic letter with dragon encircling it, with an insect and couch shell also in the composition, this is one of the eight images of munjado (ideograph painting), unique to Korean art, this painting depicts one of the calligraphic signs for the eight cardinal principles of Confucian morality, there is an inscription together with a red seal in lower section of the painting, with burgundy fabric border, framed in a wooden frame with decorative hanger at top, not examined outside of the frame, purchased in Korea by an avid collector of Korean Minhwa folk painting.

DOA 32.75 x 17.5 in.; SS 27.5 x 12.5 in.

Purchased in Korea.

Some areas of repair; some rubbing and losses to pigments; some creases to paper; overall toning to paper; residue from paper label at top right corner.