KPC3492-3501: Folding Screen with Birds, Flowers and Animals

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(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 4 April 2021 KoreaPost issued a set of stamps showing parts of a large classical Korean folding screen, with the individual images of the screen used for the designs of individual stamps. The whole series was also issued in a souvenir sheet, which shows the whole screen.

KoreaPost released the stamps in a souvenir stamp sheet containing 10 stamps of 380 won each in three designs, printed by Southern Colour Print for POSA:

KPC3492-3501 full sheet

Stamps

The details of the stamps as listed at the time of this publication:

화조영모 병풍

우표번호3492
종수10
발행량900,000(전지 90,000장)
디자인장승업의 화조영모도
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금분
전지구성10 × 1
디자이너유지형
발행일2021. 4. 6.
액면가격380원
우표크기24 × 49.4
인면21 × 49.4
천공14⅕ × 14⅕
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(SCP)

 

화조영모 병풍

우표번호3493
종수10
발행량900,000(전지 90,000장)
디자인장승업의 화조영모도
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금분
전지구성10 × 1
디자이너유지형
발행일2021. 4. 6.
액면가격380원
우표크기24 × 49.4
인면21 × 49.4
천공14⅕ × 14⅕
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(SCP)

 

화조영모 병풍

우표번호3494
종수10
발행량900,000(전지 90,000장)
디자인장승업의 화조영모도
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금분
전지구성10 × 1
디자이너유지형
발행일2021. 4. 6.
액면가격380원
우표크기24 × 49.4
인면21 × 49.4
천공14⅕ × 14⅕
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(SCP)

 

화조영모 병풍

우표번호3495
종수10
발행량900,000(전지 90,000장)
디자인장승업의 화조영모도
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금분
전지구성10 × 1
디자이너유지형
발행일2021. 4. 6.
액면가격380원
우표크기24 × 49.4
인면21 × 49.4
천공14⅕ × 14⅕
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(SCP)

 

화조영모 병풍

우표번호3496
종수10
발행량900,000(전지 90,000장)
디자인장승업의 화조영모도
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금분
전지구성10 × 1
디자이너유지형
발행일2021. 4. 6.
액면가격380원
우표크기24 × 49.4
인면21 × 49.4
천공14⅕ × 14⅕
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(SCP)

 

화조영모 병풍

우표번호3497
종수10
발행량900,000(전지 90,000장)
디자인장승업의 화조영모도
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금분
전지구성10 × 1
디자이너유지형
발행일2021. 4. 6.
액면가격380원
우표크기24 × 49.4
인면21 × 49.4
천공14⅕ × 14⅕
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(SCP)

 

화조영모 병풍

우표번호3498
종수10
발행량900,000(전지 90,000장)
디자인장승업의 화조영모도
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금분
전지구성10 × 1
디자이너유지형
발행일2021. 4. 6.
액면가격380원
우표크기24 × 49.4
인면21 × 49.4
천공14⅕ × 14⅕
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(SCP)

 

화조영모 병풍

우표번호3499
종수10
발행량900,000(전지 90,000장)
디자인장승업의 화조영모도
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금분
전지구성10 × 1
디자이너유지형
발행일2021. 4. 6.
액면가격380원
우표크기24 × 49.4
인면21 × 49.4
천공14⅕ × 14⅕
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(SCP)

 

화조영모 병풍

우표번호3500
종수10
발행량900,000(전지 90,000장)
디자인장승업의 화조영모도
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금분
전지구성10 × 1
디자이너유지형
발행일2021. 4. 6.
액면가격380원
우표크기24 × 49.4
인면21 × 49.4
천공14⅕ × 14⅕
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(SCP)

 

화조영모 병풍

우표번호3501
종수10
발행량900,000(전지 90,000장)
디자인장승업의 화조영모도
인쇄 및 색수평판 / 4도 / 금분
전지구성10 × 1
디자이너유지형
발행일2021. 4. 6.
액면가격380원
우표크기24 × 49.4
인면21 × 49.4
천공14⅕ × 14⅕
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(SCP)

KoreaPost released this text for this issue:

Paintings of birds, flowers and animals have not only decorated spaces beautifully, but also contained a wish for happiness. Many folding screens with depictions of birds, flowers and animals were produced in the late Joseon dynasty. Jang Seung-eop (1843–1897, styled Owon) was a great painter in the late Joseon dynasty who was famous for his bold brush strokes. Korea Post is issuing the commemorative stamp Folding Screen with Birds, Flowers and Animals painted by Jang Seung-eop, containing graceful depictions of birds, flowers and animals.

It is known that Jang Seung-eop, who lived in the late 19th century, lost his parents at a young age, went to Hanyang (Seoul) and lived in the house of interpreter Lee Eung-heon. Jang began to learn how to paint after seeing Lee`s collection of masterpieces of Chinese painters in history. With patronage by Lee as well as Oh Kyeong-yeon and Byeon Won-gyu, who recognized his talent, Jang began to paint in his 30s with royal painters in Dohwaseo (Royal Academy of Painting). Jang was also taught by Yoo Sook (1827–1873), who was a well-known painter at the time. Thanks to his gifted talent and support from interpreters, Jang was able to learn the style of the Shanghai School (ca. Qing dynasty), which was trending at that time, and reach an unrivaled level. Many collectors in Joseon requested Jang for his paintings.

The 10-panel folding screen of Birds, Flowers and Animals by Jang shows his sharp observation and meticulous depictions. The composition of a couple of birds, flowers and animals is quite noticeable in each panel. His bold brush strokes with ink diluted and tinted as in watercolor paintings demonstrate an audacious painting style of the painter, who did not hesitate even if shape was blurred. From the right, the first panel features a sapsalgae (Korean breed of dog) barking at the moon under a Korean paulownia tree. It was believed that sapsalgae can scare away ghosts and prevent bad luck. The second panel features magpies perching on a persimmon tree, the third panel a bird sitting on the rock with Narcissus flowers, the fourth panel a cat staring at bees under the shade of roses, the fifth panel deer grazing on elixir, the sixth panel mitten crabs grabbing reed flowers, the seventh panel wild geese gliding down on the reed field, the eighth and ninth panels a hawk and birds on tree branches, and the tenth panel a parrot on a Buddha`s hand tree. The painting vividly portrays animals, including dogs, birds, cats and deer, and blue and light green colors show a sophisticated sensation overall.

It is also worth noting that this commemorative stamp is designed to be folded like a folding screen. We hope that you appreciate the beauty of tradition from the Joseon dynasty as well as the artwork of painter Jang Seung-eop from the commemorative stamp featuring lively animals in each panel.

All relevant text and images in page copyright: 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost

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