Highlights

Fish and Water Plant

  • Culture / Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Paper

  • Artist

    Kim In-gwan (金仁寬, dates unknown)

  • Dimensions

    122.0x42.5cm(Hanging scroll painting), 27.4x38.7cm(Image)

  • Accession Number

    Bongwan 266

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Details
Groups of fish are swimming. The naturalistic brush strokes, simple colors, and pale blue background all contribute to a leisurely atmosphere. Little is known about the painter Kim In-gwan (金仁寬, dates unknown) beyond that he was active as a court painter in the late Joseon dynasty. Kang Sehwang’s inscription at the right indicates that Kim was renowned for painting fish.