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Folding Screen with Flowers and Butterflies

Nam Gae-wooKorea, Joseon Dynasty(1811-1888)

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

Nam Gae-woo is of a noble birth, a unique scholarly painter. He was good at painting butterflies that fly from one flower to another, and his nickname is Nam Butterfly. It is admirable that he drew the lively butterflies in such a delicae and subtle way. He could be deemed a professional painter along with other scholary painters such as Hong Sae-seop and Kim Soo-cheol.

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  • Title: Folding Screen with Flowers and Butterflies
  • Creator: Nam Gae-woo
  • Date Created: Korea, Joseon Dynasty(1811-1888)
  • Physical Dimensions: w356 x h102 ㎝
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: Sookmyung Women's University Museum
  • Medium: coloring on silk

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