A Pair of Very Fine Mineral Pigment Painted Chaekkori:
Korea, Joseon period, 19th century
Each painting painted with bright color mineral color pigment,
each painting mounted on cloth, painted with a scholar’s utensils including
books, desk, brushes, papers, and still-life objects and ect.
It’s in very fine condition without any typical damages at all.
Measurements:32cm x 94.5cm H each panel painting only, or
47cm x 111cm each panel including frame.
*** Chaekkori is a Confucian theme, directly related to the scholarly aspirations of
the yangban class (the landed gentry, the scholar-officials of the Yi dynasty), yet
book-stack screens were popular in the homes of commoners as well. Although
literacy an dluxury goods were not available to monst commoners, a Chaekkori screen
added a sense of dignity and elegance to the home. It symbolized the Confucian ideals
of education and self-improvement, hopefully providing inspiration to the family’s chidren.
Because of tis Confucian theme, a book-stack screen also functioned as a talisman that
harmony would prevail in the household.