University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 21574E
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:Swing
Swinging
Girls
Game
Length: 17.2cm
Width: 12.6cm
Other NumberBatch 1 - Other Number

Description

This painting illustrates one of many games played in Korea during the 1800s. Two girls in traditional Korean attire can be seen practicing choo-cheon or swinging (추쳔). Both girls are standing on top of the swing facing each other. Some of the lead white paint has blackened over time. A title for the piece and an artist seal appear at the top center. There are 22 other watercolor paintings in the collection illustrating Korean games and rendered by the same artist, Gisan (기산) of Choryang, Korea.


Bibliography:

[Book] Culin, R. S. 1958. Games of the Orient. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 36, plate IXView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Culin, R. S. 1895. Korean Games, with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 36, plate IXView Objects cited in this Publication

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