Item #: S1502
Korean Screen: Early Spring Painting of Cherry Blossoms and Starling-Type Birds
Mineral pigments on paper mounting with silk brocade. Recently remounted.
Loose translation of inscription:
[Zodiac Date], small spring Sanjo / Summer field, four bunches, under orchids /
The small seal reads "Yudang 酉堂." The first character of the larger seal is Kim 金 which is the painter's last name. In all likelihood, the painter is Kim Huisun (金熙舜, 1881-1968) whose style name is Yudang 酉堂. He was born and active in Jeonju 全州 in Northern Jeolla province 全羅北道. He enjoyed some fame during Japanese colonial rule. The screen shows the Nihonga 日本畵 style of the early twentieth century.