Lot 103
A Korean Eight Panel Munjado Folding Screen
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century, ink, ink wash, color and metallic silver on paper, each panel has a painting with a pictorial ideograph depicting the eight Confucian virtures, these include Hyo (Filial Piety), Je (Fraternity), Chung (Loyalty), Shin (Trust), Ye (Propriety), Ui (Justice), Yeom (Integrity), and Chi (Conscience), depictions of symbolic animals, birds, fish, plants, and objects were substituted for certain strokes of the ideographs, four lines from proverbs related to each virtue are featured at the top of each panel, these thematic screens were popular during the Joseon dynasty, especially the 18th and 19th century, for the high morals they represented and importance of family.

Purchased and remounted in South Korea during the 1970s.

66 1/2 x 125 x 5/8 in.

The Collection of a Gentleman, North Carolina and South Korea

All panels with some water stains in various amounts, more to fifth-eighth panels; first, second and sixth panels has small areas of repair to the paper; remounted.

$3,000 - 5,000