Calligraphy of Queen Inmok

  • Culture / Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials


  • Artist

    Queen Inmok

  • Dimensions


  • Accession Number

    Deoksu 4491


This is a calligraphic work by Queen Inmok, the second wife of King Seonjo of the Joseon Dynasty, who excelled at the art. The contents of the writing have been interpreted as a comparison of herself and her stepson King Gwanghaegun to an old cow and its whipping master, respectively. At that time, she was in a difficult situation due to the power wielded by the the Daebuk (Great Northerners) political faction.

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