Trial in the Street (1 of 2 genre paintings)

Trial in the Street (1 of 2 genre paintings)

late 18th century-early 19th century
Country
Korea
painting
ink and color on paper
Museum Purchase
1972.65.2
. Trial in the Street (1 of 2 genre paintings). late 18th century-early 19th century. ink and color on paper. Museum Purchase. 1972.65.2.
Dimensions
height: 27.5 in, 69.8500 cm; width: 15.25 in, 38.7350 cm
Inscription
Characters and stamps TL
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Trial in the Street (1 of 2 genre paintings) Korea late 1700s-early 1800s, Joseon dynasty Ink and light color on paper Museum purchase 1972.65.2 This is a typical Korean genre paintings depicting a common scene of country life. A clerk is shown writing down the case described by two villagers at the bottom left of the trial scene. The appearance of the magistrate on a sedan chair shaded by a parasol suggests that somewhat arbitrary judgment will be passed once he has read the clerks’ summary. This was probably in a series of similar scenes from a folding screen, including a painting showing a picnic.
Known Provenance
At least 1972, Spink & Son; 1972, DAM collection, museum purchase.