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Flower and Bird Screen (Hwajodo Byeongpung), 화조도 병풍

Screen
1880-1910 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This ten-panel screen is painted on paper mounted on silk. It consists of a vibrant series of flower-and-bird scenes, with pairs of birds, butterflies and deer depicted in a folk art idiom. The paired creatures symbolise a happy, faithful marriage, whereas the flowers (prunus, magnolia, lotus and chrysanthemum) represent the four seasons. The screen was probably used in the women's quarters of a late-19th-century Korean home.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Paper, silk and wood
Brief Description
10-fold flower and bird screen, depicting pairs of birds amongst flowers including cranes and plum blossom and ducks and lotus flowers, Korean, late 19th century.
Physical Description
The ten panel flower and bird screen is painted on paper and mounted on silk. Each panel is unique and depicts pairs of birds, butterflies or deer in a folk-art idiom. The paired creatures symbolise a happy faithful marriage. The screen was probably used in the women's quarters of a late 19th century Korean home.



Colour: Multi-coloured
Dimensions
  • Height: 136.9cm
  • Width: 422cm
  • Each panel height: 56cm
  • Each panel width: 30cm
Height: 136.9 cm Width: 422 Notes: each panel painting= 56 x 30cm
Style
Summary
This ten-panel screen is painted on paper mounted on silk. It consists of a vibrant series of flower-and-bird scenes, with pairs of birds, butterflies and deer depicted in a folk art idiom. The paired creatures symbolise a happy, faithful marriage, whereas the flowers (prunus, magnolia, lotus and chrysanthemum) represent the four seasons. The screen was probably used in the women's quarters of a late-19th-century Korean home.
Bibliographic References
  • Beth McKillop.
  • Korean Art and Design.
  • London: V&A,
  • 1992.
  • 78.
  • Liz Wilkinson.
  • Birds, Bats & Butterflies in Korean Art.
  • London: Sun Tree Publishing, Singapore,
  • 1996.
  • 383998105.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.21-1991

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record createdFebruary 3, 2000
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