국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Painting of Birds and Animals
  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Silk Fabric - Silk

  • Author

    Attributed Han Yong-gan (韓用幹)

  • Category

    Culture / Art - Letter & Paintings - Paintings - painting

  • Dimensions

    121.8x45.5cm

  • Accession Number

    Deoksu 1309

This painting presents four wagtails frolicking between the branches of a peach tree. Flowering plants such as bleeding hearts and common dayflowers over the hill on the waterfront add lyricism to the spring scenery. In the Classic of Poetry (詩經, Ch. Shijing), wagtails are described as birds representing brotherly affection.