Old Paintings of Korean Archery

Korean "Yangban" practicing archery

(1929) "A Group of Archers, Korea or Chosen" from a card that came in a British cigarette pack Koreans practicing archery

Korean man with bow, watching Korean women washing

Very similar looking drawings; the first is German, from about 1900 -- the second is from 1901, drawn by a British officer (the British drawing looks more like the original to me)

French painting, from 1826

Copyright © 2001 Thomas Duvernay

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