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This image shows black text and a red stamp along the left edge and a large swathe of leaves and branches on the right half of the image.

This Image shows leaves and branches, and writing in black with a red stamp on off white paper. The leaves and branches are densely packed and form a large bush that takes up the right side of the image. The leaves in the foreground are white and in the background they are black. The writing is along the whole left edge of he image and is made up of two vertical lines. The red stamp is in teh bottom left corner and is a square shape.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Cho Hŭi-ryong, Korean (1789 - 1866)
Blossoming Plum
Work Type
painting, hanging scroll
mid-19th century
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Chosŏn dynasty, 1392-1910
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Physical Descriptions

Folding album leaf mounted as a hanging scroll (from an album of sixteen leaves); ink on paper; with an inscription by the artist; with one seal of the artist
painting proper: H. 28.2 x W. 41.2 cm (11 1/8 x 16 1/4 in.)
mounting, including cord and roller ends: H. 106.7 x W. 67.9 cm (42 x 26 3/4 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
[Kang Collection, New York (2002)] sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2002.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase in honor of John Rosenfield through the generosity of Robert D. Mowry and through the Louise Haskell Daly Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art

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Exhibition History

  • 32Q: 2600 East Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/01/2018 - 12/07/2018

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