국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Calligraphy of Queen Inmok
  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Paper

  • Author

    Queen Inmok

  • Category

    Culture / Art - Letter & Paintings - Character - King's handwriting

  • Dimensions

    143.6x55.1cm

  • 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.