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Hunting scene

Screen
1800-1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This four-panel screen shows hunters in an imaginary landscape. On the far right a prince or military leader surveys the scene from beneath his luxurious canopy. The riders and bearers wear Mongolian-style fur jackets over their loose clothing. The attendants dressed in red boots and hats are shown presenting a tiger trussed up and tied to a carrying pole for their master's inspection. Elsewhere, another tiger, some deer and a pair of cranes are also under attack from the hunters. The screen dates from the end of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted paper, silk and wood
Brief Description
Pap, Korea, painting and drawings. 4-fold screen depicting a hunting scene with horsemen, tigers, deer and cranes, Korean, 19th century.
Physical Description
This four-panel screen shows hunters in a fantastic landscape. The seated figure of a prince or general surveys the scene from beneath his luxurious canopy on the far right. The riders and bearers both wear Mongolian-style fur jackets over their loose clothing. The attendants dressed in red boots and hats are shown presenting a tiger trussed up and tied to a carrying pole for their masters inspection. Elsewhere, another tiger, some deer, and a pair of cranes are also under attack from the hunters.



Colour: Multi-coloured
Dimensions
  • Width: 255.5cm
  • Each panel height: 106cm
Style
Subjects depicted
Summary
This four-panel screen shows hunters in an imaginary landscape. On the far right a prince or military leader surveys the scene from beneath his luxurious canopy. The riders and bearers wear Mongolian-style fur jackets over their loose clothing. The attendants dressed in red boots and hats are shown presenting a tiger trussed up and tied to a carrying pole for their master's inspection. Elsewhere, another tiger, some deer and a pair of cranes are also under attack from the hunters. The screen dates from the end of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910).
Bibliographic References
  • Beth McKillop.
  • Korean Art and Design.
  • London: V&A,
  • 1992.
  • 77.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.22-1991

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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