Puppy Playing with a Pheasant Feather
Attributed to Yi Am, Korean, 1499 - 1566
Korea Li Dynasty
Publisher New York Graphic Society
Size 18 x 20.5 inches
Information about the original
The essence of puppy hood has been captured in the portrait of this charming canine frolicking with his prize feather. The painting is attributed to the artist Yi Am, about whom little is known except that he was a member of the Korean royal family.
Yi Am's ability to communicate the wide-eyed wonder of this particular puppy makes one speculate that he had a live model close at hand.