Painting of Tableware and Twigs on Two-panel Screen

Yi Han-bok (李漢福, 1897-1940)1917

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

The first panel depicts stones, chrysanthemums, a teapot, grapes, pears, a cold pot, chestnuts, elixir of immortality, twigs, peanuts, radish, and persimmons. The second panel depicts flowers and objects such as a magnolia, beach rose, orchid, pink, peony, fingered citron, antique bronze vessels, and a Buddhist ceremonial scepter. The items are arranged in the empty space without any background, drawn using a variety of vivid colors. There are four-letter titles of the painting in the upper left corner of the first panel and upper right corner of the second panel. And there are sealed phrases on each panel: “Learn from the cause of Qing dynasty China’s painter Hua Yan (華?, 1682-1756)”on the first panel and “Lee Han-bok, in 12th lunar month, 1857”on the second panel.


  • Title: Painting of Tableware and Twigs on Two-panel Screen
  • Creator: Yi Han-bok (李漢福, 1897-1940)
  • Date Created: 1917
  • Rights: National palace museum of Korea
  • Medium: Paintings

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