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Peonies

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Title Peonies
Date 1948
Artist Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Description Peonies, a symbol of wealth and honor, are a favorite motif in Korean art. Many screens featuring these flowers were produced at the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) court, as they were a crucial element in rituals and ceremonies.

With its bold designs and striking graphic stylization, this 1948 example closely follows the style of peony screens made during the Joseon period, and was possibly produced by the last generation of Joseon court painters.
Format Mounted as ten panel screen
Medium Colors on paper
Dimensions

Each Image: 37 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (95.3 x 36.8 cm)

Each Panel: 53 3/8 x 17 1/4 inches (135.6 x 43.8 cm)

Classification Paintings
Credit Line Purchased with the James and Agnes Kim Fund, 2009
Source Philadelphia Museum of Art
Accession Number 2009-238-2
Geography Made in Korea, Asia
Context Dynasty: Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)
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