|18th Cen Korean Tiger-Magpie
painting in a Paris Museum
This truly excellent painting by an unknown 18th-century master of Korean folk-art displays the
common-favorite kkatchi-horangi [magpie-tiger] motif so vibrantly, and is unusual for including
three tiger-cubs as a further wish for fecundity, and also that its background is very simple, with
no landscape elements. It is now displayed in the Musée Guimet museum of Oriental Art in Paris.
It remains unknown whether the "leopard-spot" silk-frame was original, or added by a collector.