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Watercolor

Painting

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Object Number:
21574S
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Korean
Provenience:
Korea
Pusan
Choryang
Maker:
Chun-gŭn Kim
Period:
Joseon Dynasty
Date Made:
1886
Early Date:
1886
Late Date:
1886
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Paper
Pigment
Technique:
Watercolor
Iconography:
Men
Board Game
Pipe
Description:
This painting illustrates one of many games played in Korea during the 1800s. Two men in traditional Korean attire can be seen playing jang-gi or Korean chess(장기). The man in the blue is making his next move. The man in the green watches on while smoking through a long pipe. Some of the lead white paint has blackened over time. A title for the piece and an artist seal appear at the top right. There are 22 other watercolor paintings in the collection illustrating Korean games and rendered by the same artist, Gisan (기산) of Choryang, Korea.
Length:
17.5cm
Width:
13.5cm

Bibliography:

[Book] Culin, R. S. 1958. Games of the Orient. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 82, plate XVIII
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[Book] Culin, R. S. 1895. Korean Games, with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 82, plate XVIII
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