Title: Famous Painting Series (5th Issue) 
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Stamp Serial#
775 
KPC#
C-451 
MICHEL#
802 
StanGib#
958 
Scott#
789 
Date of Issue
07/20/1971 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
"Man reading"; by Yi Chae-kwan 
Designer
Kang Choon-whan 
Image Area
33mm*49mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has issued, on four different occasions in a serial form, a total of 15 kinds of postage stamps bearing famous paintings of the Yi Dynasty. For the same purpose of publicizing renowned paintings of the Yi Dynasty both at home and abroad, three paintings have been chosen to be publicized this time.

The three paintings chosen are:
   1. A genre picture by Kim Deuk-shin : A painting by Kim Deuk-shin (1754-1822), alias Kung jae, a well known painter in the middle of the Yi Dynasty. The original painting, owned by Chon Sung-woo, is 32cm in height and 35.8cm in width. The author served the court as an artist, and was good especially in drawing folk customs and portraits. Famous paintings by Kung jae include, among others, one depicting a group of people enjoying a drinking spree and another depicting a fairy.
   2. A painting of a family living in a valley
   3. A man enjoying book-reading at a village house:
   Both of these were painted by Lee Chae-kwan (1783-1837), alias Sodang, toward the end of the Yi Dynasty. Another painting by Sodang, "A fairy and a boy under a pine tree," was publicized in the fourth of this postage stamp series. The painting of "a family living in a valley" is 122cm in height and 56cm in width, and is owned by Lee Byung-chol. The other one depicting "a man enjoying book-reading," which is preserved at the National Museum, is 141cm high and 68cm wide. The author served the Yi Dynasty court as an artist and is praised highly for the exquisite drawing of smokes, clouds, plants and trees, portraits and flying birds. Among his other paintings well known are the one depicting a poetry contest at a pavilion of Mt. Pukhan in Seoul, and another depicting an exciting reunion of three old friends.