Joseon Dynasty-era Buddhist paintings to return home from U.S.
Art/Culture 15:35 June 25, 2020
SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) -- Four Buddhist paintings from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), which were illegally shipped out of the country soon after the 1950-53 Korean War, will be brought back home from the United States next month, a local Buddhist sect said Thursday.
The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism said it and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) have agreed on the restoration of the four Buddhist paintings, including the "Preaching Sakyamuni Buddha," particularly in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.
The paintings were taken out of Sinheung Temple, located at Mount Seorak, in Sokcho, 213 kilometers east of Seoul, in 1954.
The "Preaching Sakyamuni Buddha," which was produced in 1755 to depict Sakyamuni preaching to a large assembly on Vulture Peak in India, is said to be a representative example of Buddhist paintings on the theme of Sakyamuni preaching to the assembly produced in the 18th century.
The painting measuring 335.2 centimeters in width and 406.4 cm in length reportedly was taken to the U.S. in six pieces before being bought by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1998 and fully restored by the museum and Korean specialists in 2010-11.
The LA museum also agreed with the Jogye Order to return three paintings of "Ten Underworld Kings" to Sinheung Temple, the sect said. It is believed that the three paintings, all painted in 1798, were taken by some American soldiers out of the Mount Seorak temple between June and October of 1954.
한국전쟁 직후 미국으로 유출된 것으로 추정되는 설악산 신흥사 불화 4점이 미국 로스앤젤레스 카운티박물관(LACMA)에서 반환된다고. 반환대상품은 신흥사 극락전과 명부전에 각각 봉안한 영산회상도와 시왕도로 미군들이 찍은 사진을 보면 1954년 5월까지 봉안이 확인되나 같은해 6∼10월에는 사라진 것으로 보인다.
붓다가 영축산에서 묘법연화경을 설한 법회를 그린 영산회상도는 가로 335.2㎝, 세로 406.4cm로, 영조 31년(1755) 대웅전 목조아미타삼존불좌상(보물 제1721호)의 후불화로 만들었다. 시왕도는 사람이 죽은 뒤에 심판받는 명부冥府에서 죽은 자의 죄업을 따지는 10명의 대왕을 그린 것으로 정조 22년(1798) 제작했다.
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