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GOLDEN ROOSTER AND HEN (화조도)

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Title Golden Rooster and Hen (화조도)
Subject Golden rooster, paulownia tree, sun and clouds
Creator Unidentified Korean artist
Format Hanging scroll
Type Painting and Drawings
Description Colorful and graphic polychrome paintings like this one were popular in the late Joseon period among all classes of society. They were admired both for the auspicious symbolism of their subject matter and for the liveliness of their style.

This work combines two established genres in Korean painting: birds and flowers, and the ten symbols of longevity (sun, mountains, water, rocks, clouds, pine trees, tortoises, cranes, deer, and mushrooms of immortality). A golden rooster perches on a paulownia tree under the sun and clouds. Below, among dramatically splashing waves, a golden hen looks up from a blue-green rock sprouting red mushrooms.
Rights The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Accession Number 19.103.2
Period Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Culture Korean
Geographic Origin Korea
Materials Ink and color on paper
Dimensions Image: 45 × 18 in. (114.3 × 45.7 cm)
Overall with mounting: 79 × 22 in. (200.7 × 55.9 cm)
Overall with knobs: 79 × 24 3/4 in. (200.7 × 62.9 cm)
Resource URL https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/40073