국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Painting of Sparrows and Cats
  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Silk Fabric - Silk

  • Author

    Byeon Sang-byeok(卞相璧, 1730-?)

  • Category

    Culture / Art - Letter & Paintings - Paintings - painting

  • Dimensions

    93.9×43.0cm(Image, Hanging scroll painting)

  • Accession Number

    Deoksu 1003

The painter Byeon Sang-byeok (1730-?) is well-known for his nicknames, particularly Byeon Goyang (“Byeon Cat”) and Byeon Gye (“Byeon Chicken”) derived from his preference for depicting cats and fowl. This painting exquisitely portrays sparrows and cats in a realistic manner. The new light-green leaves on the old tree provide a contrast with the detailed portrayal of the animals.