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Asian Art
Artist, traditionally attributed: Yi Gyeho, Korean, 1573–1645

Branch of Fruiting Grapevine with Bees

first half of 17th century

Hanging scroll; ink on paper

without mounting: 51 5/16 × 18 3/8 in. (130.3 × 46.6 cm)
Gift of Arthur W. Asbury in memory of his mother, Floree Johnson Asbury
2021.34.1
Geography: 
Korea
Culture: 
Korean
Period: 
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Acquired in the Republic of Korea by Kyle Edward Wilson (1931–2002), Alvin, Texas, in the by 1968 [see note 1]; by inheritance to the estate of Kyle Edward Wilson, Alvin, Texas, 2003; sold to Robert D. Mowry (born 1945–), Brookline, Mass., May 3, 2003; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2021

Note 1: Kyle Edward Wilson acquired numerous works of art in the Republic of Korea when he worked as a civilian employee in the United States Army in the 1950s and 1960s; the works of art were brought with him to the United States upon his permanent return in 1968.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.