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Portrait of a Young Officer

Portrait of a Young Officer

젊은 관료 초상

1921

Chae Yongshin 채용신

(Korean, 1848-1941)

Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

Overall: 156.4 x 87.3 cm (61 9/16 x 34 3/8 in.); Painting only: 127 x 71.1 cm (50 x 28 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2020.259

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Did you know?

It was European photography introduced to Korea in the end of the 19th century that most inspired Chae’s naturalistic approach to his subject.

Description

Wearing a dark-green court uniform, a man is seated in a chair covered with a leopard skin, a gift from the royal court to a newly appointed officer. The embroidered rank badge with a design of a single flying crane identifies the sitter’s bureaucratic status: the third ranked officer. In this work, the painter Chae Yongshin (1848-1941) rendered a young officer’s shy smile, giving a glimpse into his mixed feelings of confidence and anxiety about upcoming bureaucratic career.

See also
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting

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