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Flowering Plum Tree
ewhamuse9. Flowering Plum Tree
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

In this painting of his, a thick plum branch of is rendered in the shape of the letter S in light colors along the entire length of the paper, and the twigs stem from the top in dark colors. The petals painted using the Gureuk technique show the simple beauty of spring.

History of the Object
The pen name of scholar Jo Hui-ryong (1797-1860) was Maesu, literally “to give plum blossoms” showing that he enjoyed painting plum blossoms.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Ink on Paper 
Measurements
Width:27.0cm, Height:122.0cm 
Creator name
Jo Hui-ryong 
Creator date
1797~1860 
Where it was made
 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
Joseon, 19th century C.E. 
Function
Painting  
Acquisition
Purchased in 1953  
Copyright
Ewha Womans University Museum  
Acknowledgements
Ewha Womans University Museum, Engagement with Korean Art : 100 Masterpieces from the Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, 2007  
Owner
Ewha Womans University Museum 
Museum
Ewha Womans University Museum 
Credit line
Ewha Womans University Museum  

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