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Album of genre painting by Danwon
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Kim Hong-do is known for his paintings of the lives of common people with humor and candidness. This album consists of 25 paintings. Each focuses on the figures without any background features. Kim's paintings appear like sketches yet they show expressive brush strokes and balanced composition.

History of the Object
While it is not quite certain when Kim Hong-do started to draw this type of painting, it is presumed to have been in his late 30s. As for this album, it is assumed that it was made when Kim was about 40 years old.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Ink and light color on paper 
Measurements
39.7X26.7cm 
Creator name
Kim Hong-do 
Creator date
1745-after 1806 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century; Joseon 
Function
painting 
Acquisition
This object was purchased from Kim Hanjun in 1918. 
Copyright
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Korean Government 
Museum
National Museum of Korea 
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