국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Portrait of Jeong Mong-ju
  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Paper

  • Author

    Yi Han-cheol(李漢喆, 1808-?)

  • Category

    Culture / Art - Letter & Paintings - Paintings - painting

  • Dimensions

    61.5x35.0cm(Image, Hanging scroll painting)

  • Accession Number

    Bongwan 5035

This is a portrait of Jeong Mong-ju (pen-name: Poeun, 1337-1392), a neo-Confucian scholar towards the end of the Goryeo Period. Jeong Mong-ju was one of the most respected scholars of his time as well as a symbolic figure of loyalty to the Goryeo Dynasty. This portrait was painted at the end of the Joseon Period by the royal court painter Yi Han-cheol based on the original portrait kept at the Sungyangseowon Confucian Academy in Gaeseong.