Painting of Dosan Seowon Confucian Academy by Kang Sehwang
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Kang Se-hwang(姜世晃, 1713-1791)
44.0x177.1cm(Scroll painting), 26.8×138.0cm(Image)
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This painting was produced in 1751 by Kang Se-hwang as a true-view landscape of Dosan Seowon Confucian Academy, which was established to honor the great Neo-Confucian philosopher Yi Hwang. The painter put a postscript on it to inform viewers of the background to his work, i.e., that it was painted according to a request from his fellow scholar, Yi Ik, then lying sick in bed, and that he visited the location to ensure a more vivid and truthful representation of the landscape. At the end of the postscript is a memo made in the autumn of 1927 by Choe Nam-seon, the one-time owner of the painting.