Kim Myong-kuk (Korean, active first half of the 17th century). <em>Po-dae</em>, early 17th century. Ink on paper, overall: 51 3/4 x 14 3/8 in.  (131.5 x 36.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Robert van Roejen, by exchange, 59.26.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 59.26.1_transp3955.jpg)


Artist:Kim Myong-kuk

Medium: Ink on paper

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 17th century

Dimensions: overall: 51 3/4 x 14 3/8 in. (131.5 x 36.5 cm) image: 20 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (52.0 x 27.0 cm)


Accession Number: 59.26.1

Image: 59.26.1_transp3955.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Painting of a local Korean god of good fortune (in Japan, Hotei). Depicted with brush stroke and washes of ink on paper. Signed: "the ancient drunkard" with the seal of Kim Myoung-Kuk, a court painter of the early 17th century. Accompanied by a hanging scroll of mounted calligraphy, probably originally associated with the picture (at present writing impossible to establish). Condition: some flaws and imperfections-no major repainting.

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