Orchids And Rocks
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.184
People
Kim Ûng-wôn (also known as So-ho ['ho']), Korean ( 1855 - 1921)
Title
Orchids and Rocks
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting, screen
Date
late 19th-early 20th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Period
Chosôn dynasty, 1392-1910
Culture
Korean
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Eight-panel folding screen; ink on sky-blue tinted paper; each of the eight paintings with artist's inscription followed by a signature reading "Soho" (Chinese, "Xiaohu"); the first (i.e., far right) painting also with a signature of the artist reading "Kim Ung wôn"; each inscription preceded by an elongated elliptical red seal and each signature followed by two red seals, all the seals now virtually obliterated through abrasion
Dimensions
120.8 x 34.2 cm (47 9/16 x 13 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: artist's inscriptions and signature
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
#082
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.184
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 1999-2000 (Cambridge, MA, 2001), p. 8

Exhibition History

A Decade of Collecting: Asian Acquisitions 1990-1999, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/11/2000 - 11/05/2000

Tradition and Synthesis: 19th and 20th Century Works from East Asia, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/22/2001 - 06/09/2002

Re-View: S228-230 (Asian rotation: 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/27/2008 - 04/19/2009

Cultivating Virtue: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/2012 - 06/01/2013

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted