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Thu, Aug 18, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 268

Eight Korean '100 Boys' Baekjadong Paintings on Silk

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Baekja-dong, Joseon dynasty, 19th century, eight garden/courtyard scenes with numerous children engaged in recreation, ink and pigment on silk with gilt details, originally mounted as an eight fold screen, later remounted as 8 separate paintings, each image 23-3/8 x 13 in.; laid on paper mat with silk borders, unframed, mats 28-1/2 x 18-1/8 in.

Provenance: Formerly in a Private American Family Collection (acquired in Korea 1960s/70s); Private Collection, Florida


gold decorated details still distinct, all with heavy toning and fading, scattered areas of staining throughout, some warping and handling creases to mats, the edges revealing the original pigment colors from having been originally mounted as an eight fold screen