Orchids and Rocks

set of four scrolls

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Orchids and Rocks, 1896 - 1898
, Hanging Scroll
19th century
Chosôn dynasty, 1392-1910
Creation Place: Korea
Set of four hanging scrolls; ink on silk; with signature reading "P'al-ship no-sôk-in chak" on the scroll at the far left; with one large seal of the artist on each scroll and with two additional seals of the artist following the signature on the scroll at the far left
each painting proper: 87.5 x 30.8 cm (34 7/16 x 12 1/8 in.)
mountings, including cords and roller ends: 172.7 x 45.4 cm (68 x 17 7/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase in honor of John M. Rosenfield through the generosity of Mariot Fraser Solomon
, 2005.99
Provenance: Reputedly from the Min Family, Seoul (i.e., a branch of the Royal Family)
Source: Kang Collection, New York
Exhibition History
Cultivating Virtue: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/08/2006 - 04/08/2007
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