The Keum Gang San Diamond Mountains by Ko Chung Sik aka Chung Il. The Diamond Mountains of Korea have been painted thousands of times over hundreds of years, but never like this. The Diamond Mountains are just 50 kilometers north of the South Korean border, and for the Korean people, it is a great symbol of the dream of the eventual reunification of North and South Korea. While most paintings of this subject focus on the hope, this painting starkly renders the real pain that is part of the dream, in a unique and powerful style. But there is also hope here, in the calligraphy poem at the top of the painting, where the artist writes, 'Pain disappears, as my heart is moved by the sage’s teaching'. Frame: 36.75 x 24.75 inches, 93.25 x 27.25 cm; Painting: 25.5 x 18.5 inches, 64.75 x 47 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1199141 (stock #1056)
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Plum Blossoms in the Fog by Nam Kye Young. Because plum blossoms bloom early, when winter is not quite finished, they are a symbol of courage. The artists says in his calligraphy poem on the left side of the painting that the plum blossom's beauty and courage shine through the fog. This is a creative and deceptively simple ink painting composition that is a beautifully framed and mounted late Joseon Dynasty treasure. Frame: 41.5 x 21.75 inches, 105.5 x 55.25 cm; Painting: 25.5 x 15.5 inches, 64.75 x 39.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1199100 (stock #1055)
A truly stunning mountainous landscape by Ja Jung Woo aka Sim Ho. The artist's calligraphy poem at the top of the painting says, 'Let your heart and mind be as broad as the mountains'. The pine trees and cranes in the painting are ancient longevity symbols. Frame: 30.75 x 22.25 inches, 78 x 56.5 cm; Painting: 24 x 16.25 inches, 61 x 41.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1198996 (stock #1054)
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Antique Picturesque Landscape Fan Painting by Dong Won in a beautiful shadow box frame. Frame: 29.25 x 20.25 inches, 74.25 x 51.5 cm; Fan: 19 x 10.5 inches, 48.25 x 26.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1198914 (stock #1053)
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Orchids Painting and Calligraphy by Chung Hae. The beautifully rendered calligraphy reads: 'Fragrant orchid flowers at sunset'. The orchid is a favorite subject for paintings by Korean scholars, because it is an important and ancient symbol of modesty and purity. This is a great example of this genre, with its wonderfully inventive and whimsical brushwork. Frame: 25 x 18.25 inches, 63.5 x 46.25 cm; Painting: 17.25 x 13.25 inches, 44 x 33.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1198900 (stock #1052)
Painting of a Father and Son Fishing at Night Under a Full Moon by Chung Gok, Spring 1962, Year of the Tiger. Though most fishermen don't fish at night, there are some fishermen who swear by fishing under a full moon, and some have great success with it. And even if this father and son don't catch any fish on this night, the father is spending some quality time with his son. They are both very creatively and beautifully rendered. Look especially at the amazing technique used to create the son's hair. Frame: 48 x 21.5 inches, 122 x 54.5 cm; Painting: 36 x 12.5 inches, 91.5 x 31.75 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1198889 (stock #1051)
Plum Blossoms and Bush Warbler Painting by An Hui, with a Romantic Poem by the Artist. Because plum blossoms bloom early, when winter is not quite finished, they are a symbol of courage. The bush warbler has a distinctive and beautiful song. Frame: 49 x 26 inches, 124.5 x 66 cm; Painting: 38.5 x 20.5 inches, 98 x 52 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1198726 (stock #1050)
Large Mountain and River Landscape Painting by Kim Joeng Rok aka Chu San. A good Korean mountain painting is more than a beautiful landscape; it is also a profound philosophical and spiritual statement. Heaven, Earth, and Humanity are represented. Mountain paintings are the most important paintings for traditional Korean artists. Most Korean homes and places of business have one proudly displayed in a place of prominence. Frame: 67.5 x 33 inches, 171.5 x 83.75 cm; Painting: 59 x 24.5 inches, 150 x 62.25 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1198725 (stock #1049)
Large and Powerful Korean Waterfall Painting by Kim Kyung Soo aka Zi Jae. What look like blemishes are actually reflections in the glass. You can especially see these around the borders. The painting is in very good condition. Frame: 60.5 x 33.5 inches, cm; Painting: 51 x 25.5 inches, cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1198724 (stock #1048)
Autumn Waterfall by So Seok (you can see the waterfall on the right side of the painting), painted with mixed feelings of hope and despair, just after the attempted independence movement on March 1, 1919. Frame: 60.75 x 18.5 inches, 154.25 x 47 cm; Painting: 47.5 x 13 inches, 120.5 x 33 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1198639 (stock #1047)
Painting of a Family Fishing in a River Surrounded by a Stunning Korean Autumn Landscape in Mountains by Koo Kyung Hwe aka Suk Yun. On the right side of the painting, you can see a man with a woman holding a child seated at the river bank. Ink and colors on paper. Frame: 60.75 x 18.5 inches, 154.25 x 47 cm; Painting: 52.5 x 13 inches, 133.25x 33 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1198635 (stock #1046)
Fine 19th Century Korean Scholar's Ink Painting of Bamboo Trees by Kok Jae. The bamboo is a favorite subject for Korean scholar painters. It is an ancient symbol of resilience and integrity. When faced with a strong wind, the bamboo bends but does not break, just as the person with determination and principle, even when pressed down, doesn't give up and resumes their upright posture. Ink on silk. Frame: 61 x 19 inches, 155 x 48.25 cm; Painting: 48.5 x 12.5 inches, 123 x 31.75 cm.