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: Grapevine

Grapevine

Type
Screen (eight-panel)
Maker(s)
Artist: Nanggok
Historical period(s)
Joseon period, 1883
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W: 76.5 x 319 cm (30 1/8 x 125 9/16 in)
Geography
Korea
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1976.18
Label
The grapevine motif, rendered in calligraphic lines and shades of ink across the eight panels of this screen, was also popular on painted ceramics and inlaid lacquer. The screen would have decorated the interior of a room, probably an official's study (where ink painting was preferred over brighter mineral pigments), while it also blocked cold drafts. The artist's inscription gives his studio name, Nanggok, and a date in the ninth month of a year indicated only by two signs placing it in the sixty-year cycle used in East Asian calendars.
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Keyword(s)
grape, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
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