East Asian Art
Reeds and GeeseMade in Korea, Asia
Kim Jin-Woo, Korean, 1883 - 1950
Ink and color on silk; mounted as a twelve-fold screen
Currently not on view
2001-86-1Purchased with the Hollis Family Foundation Fund and the Henry B. Keep Fund, 2001
LabelNine of the twelve panels of this screen contain a distinctive poetic reference to geese. According to the artist's inscription on the last panel, he gave the screen to an elderly friend as a gift. The Korean pronunciation of the characters for "reed" and "old man" are the same (no), as are the words for "geese" and "comfort" (ahn); thus, traditional Korean paintings of reeds and geese represent a wish for a peaceful life in later years.