Painting

21574F

From: Korea | Pusan | Choryang

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 21574F
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Korean
Provenience Korea | Pusan | Choryang
Creator Chun-gŭn Kim
Period Joseon Dynasty
Date Made 1886
Section Asian
Materials Paper | Pigment
Technique Watercolor
Iconography Kite | Game | Boys
Inscription Language Korean Language | Korean Language | Chinese Language
Description

This painting illustrates one of many games played in Korea during the 1800s. Three boys in traditional Korean attire can be seen flying nyun or kites (년) together. A boy on the left watches while two boys on the right fly their kites in the sky. 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 17.5 cm
Width 13.4 cm
Credit Line Deposited by Miss M. A. Shufeldt, 1896

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