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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Kim Ŭng-wŏn (also spelled Gim Eung'won; also known as So-ho and Ch'ŏn-ram), Korean (1855 - 1921)
Orchids and Rocks
Work Type
painting, screen
late 19th-early 20th century
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Chosŏn dynasty, 1392-1910
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Physical Descriptions

Eight-panel folding screen; ink on sky-blue tinted paper; each of the eight paintings with artist's inscription followed by a signature reading "Soho" (Chinese, "Xiaohu"); the first (i.e., far right) painting also with a signature of the artist reading "Kim Ŭng-wŏn"; each inscription preceded by an elongated elliptical red seal and each signature followed by two red seals, all the seals now virtually obliterated through abrasion
each painting proper: 120.8 × 34.2 cm (47 9/16 × 13 7/16 in.)
full screen, open flat: 170.2 × 379 cm (67 × 149 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: artist's inscriptions and signature


Recorded Ownership History
[Kang Collection, New York (1999)] sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1999.

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Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for Asian Art
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Asian and Mediterranean Art

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Publication History

  • Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 1999-2000 (Cambridge, MA, 2001), p. 8

Exhibition History

  • A Decade of Collecting: Asian Acquisitions 1990-1999, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/11/2000 - 11/05/2000
  • Tradition and Synthesis: 19th- and 20th-Century Works from East Asia, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/22/2001 - 06/09/2002
  • Re-View: S228-230 (Asian rotation: 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/27/2008 - 04/19/2009
  • Cultivating Virtue: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/2012 - 06/01/2013
  • 32Q: 2600 East Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/01/2018 - 12/07/2018

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