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Scholars' accoutrements

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Scholars' accoutrements
Date approx. 1800-1900
Format Hanging scroll
Type Painting
Description The theme of scholars' accoutrements—articles often found in the study of a scholarly gentleman—was a popular subject for still-life painting at the Joseon dynasty court and among Korean gentry during the eighteenth century and later. This painting includes books, a vase with chili pepper branches, ceramic bowls with cucumbers and citrons, a red stand holding a circular jade piece, a wine jar, and a pile of bowls and cups. A miniature crane, symbolizing the scholar's lofty spirit, peeps out from behind the books. The angular and curved shapes of the various items combine to form a dynamic design, the arrangement of the motifs precarious yet playful.
Credit Line Museum purchase
Right Asian Art Museum of Sanfrancisco
Accession Number 1991.322
Period Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
Culture Korean
Place Associated Korea
Medium Ink and colors on paper
H. 20 3/4 in x W. 13 1/8 in, H. 52.8 cm x W. 33.3 cm