Title: Famous Painting Series (3rd Issue); 
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10 won 
"Hen and chicks"; by Pyun Sang-byuk (early 18th century) 
Kang Choon-whan 
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Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
For the purpose of widely publicizing outstanding paintings of Korea both at home and abroad, the Ministry of Communications has selected a total of nine pieces from among the Yi Dynasty (1392-1910) paintings preserved at the National Mesuem for releasing postage stamps bearing these noted paintings Six of these paintings have already been used for six kinds of stamps issued on two consecutive occasions.

The following three paintings are to be used for the third and last of a series of postage stamps issued for this specific purpose:
   1. Chokpyokdo (Red Wall Painting). This is a work by Kim Hong-do (1745-?), with a pen name Danwon, an artist in the latter period of the Yi Dynasty who is nowadays called a master painter of his days. The size of the original work is 98.2cm in height and 43.3cm in width. He was very much liked by the king as he worked for the government as a painter, and the highest rank he held was county chief. He cultivated an entirely new field in the depicting of man`s motion and in sketching and, especially, his brilliant genius was most successfully demonstrated in his unique landscape paintings. Other works by Danwon include a painting of a fairy child playing on a flute, another one of a brace of pheasants and a series of paintings depicting folk customs.
   2. Cock, Hens and Chicks. This painting is by Pyon Sang-byok, alias Hawjae, a popular artist in the early part of the 18th century for his drawings of cats and chickens. The original picture is 59cm in height and 49.1cm in width. Another painting by Hwajae depicting cats and sparrows wasused in the second of this series of postage stamps bearing Yi Dynasty paintings. Other paintings by him include many pieces depicting cats, chickens and sparrows, and aportrait.
   3. Flute Playing. The size of this picture by Shin Yun-bok, with a pen name Hyewon, is 29.7cm in height and 24.6cm in width. Following his father, he became a member of the Office of Arts and a genre painter. Outstanding, particularly in the drawing of entertainment women and witches, he is believed to have been a popular artist during the late 18th century. He stressed the importance of depicting the reality. Other works by him include a one of a beautiful women, another of harp playing and many others.