All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1236520 (stock #1110)
O Se Chang (1864 - 1953) Calligraphy Scroll. 24.5 x 11.5 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1140962 (stock #0928)
Knowledge and Virtue by Yuk Jong Yun aka Ok Jeon San (born 1863). This inspiring work of Korean calligraphy, by a renowned calligrapher, translates as follows: "Knowledge is valuable because it will make you strong and clever, but it cannot make you virtuous. Virtue comes from within and cannot be learned, it is just something you do." Scroll: 77 x 24 inches, 195.5 x 61 cm; Calligraphy: 51 x 19 inches, 129.5 x 48.25 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1140963 (stock #0929)
Ten Years of Wandering by Jo Hui Yeon aka Gi Won (1856-1915). This moving work of Korean calligraphy, by a renowned calligrapher, translates as follows: "Ten years of wandering around the mountains and rivers; there is not much happening; it just gives me time to think about the old country, which has already fallen like a flower." Scroll: 74.5 x 17.5 inches, 189.25 x 44.5 cm; Calligraphy: 52 x 13 inches, 132 x 33 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1085874 (stock #0795)
Painted Wood Memorial to Mr. Jun with Engraved Calligraphy, written by Jong Son, the first son of the first son, written on the longest night of the year, December 22nd, with the title Young Myo Jae Gi. A beautifully, skillfully, and lovingly rendered work of art and piece of history. Mineral pigments on wood. 38.5 x 15.75 inches, 98 x 40 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1079548 (stock #0777)
Powerful calligraphy with bold brushstrokes translates: "If you focus on your goals, you can accomplish anything" by Choi Jeong Gyun aka Nam Jung (1924-2001). Frame: 60.75 x 18.5 inches, 154.5 x 47 cm; Painting: 49.5 x 12.5 inches, 126 x 32 cm.
Poem About Calligraphy by Kim Ok Gyoun (1851-1894). The last photo here shows a much shorter work by Kim Ok Gyoun that was estimated at $3000 in a 2004 Korean auction. Kim was a brilliant young man who earned the highest scores on his public service exams. He was a government official who was assassinated at a young age. This is a lengthy piece for Kim Ok Gyoun, making it a rare find. It is an important piece because it is a well-rendered and beautiful ode to calligraphy itself, that translates as follows: "The benefits of calligraphy are self-cultivation and a cleansing of the heart and mind. Each word has the image and fragrance of a flower, derived from the character of the brush and the fragrance of the ink. If the calligrapher's heart and mind are aligned to The Way, then his work will resemble jade in its raw state as it is found in the mountains and villages". Scroll: 66.5 x 17.5 inches, 169 x 44.5 cm; Calligraphy: 38 x 12.25 inches, 96.5 x 31 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1027886 (stock #0588)
Memorial to Kim Koo by Chung Young Gok aka Kang Ho, a friend of Kim Koo. The second and third photos here are of Chung Young Gok with Kim Koo. The calligraphy states that it was composed on the occasion of a 1978 memorial ceremony to Kim Koo (1876 - 1949), the leader of the independence movement during Japan's occupation of Korea. The ceremony was at Baek Beom Sa Buddhist temple. The four main characters read: Su San Bok Hae, and translate: longevity like the mountain and good fortune like the sea. Wishes of good fortune are offered to Kim Hak Dae, a friend of Kim Koo and Chung Young Gok. Kim Hak Dae was at the memorial ceremony with Chung Young Gok. This work is an important piece of Korean history. Kim Koo is one of the most important figures in Korean history. His portrait will be on the new 100,000 Korean Won bill. Frame size: 64.25 x 18.5 inches, 163.5 x 47 cm; Painting size: 50 x 12 inches, 127 x 30.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1079511 (stock #0771)
Beautifully Flowing Calligraphy Offering Wise Advice by Kim Mun Ok aka Hyo Dang (1901 - 1960), dated October 27, 1929. Frame: 35 x 16 inches, 89 x 40.5 cm; Calligraphy: 28x 10.75 inches, 71 x 27.5 cm. Newly framed and silk mounted.