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Flower and Bird Screen (Hwajodo Byeongpung), 화조도 병풍

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Title Flower and Bird Screen (Hwajodo Byeongpung), 화조도 병풍
Subject 10-fold flower and bird screen, depicting pairs of birds amongst flowers including cranes and plum blossom and ducks and lotus flowers
Creator Unidentified Korean artist
Format Folding Screen
Type This ten-panel screen painted on paper mounted on silk.
Description The ten panel flower and bird screen is painted on paper and mounted on silk. Each panel is unique and depicts pairs of birds, butterflies or deer in a folk-art idiom. The paired creatures symbolise a happy faithful marriage. The screen was probably used in the women's quarters of a late 19th century Korean home.

Colour: Multi-coloured
  • Beth McKillop.
  • Korean Art and Design.
  • London: V&A,
  • 1992.
  • 78.
  • Liz Wilkinson.
  • Birds, Bats & Butterflies in Korean Art.
  • London: Sun Tree Publishing, Singapore,
  • 1996.
  • 383998105.
Rights V&A museum
Accession Number FE.21-1991
Period 1880-1910 (Joseon Dynasty)
Culture Korean
Geographic Origin Korea
Materials Paper, silk and wood
Dimensions Height: 136.9cm
Width: 422cm
Each panel height: 56cm
Each panel width: 30cm
East Asia Collection
Resource URL https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O22452/flower-and-bird-screen-hwajodo-folding-screen-unknown/