"Oh that I might capture the essence of this deep midwinter night, And fold it softly into the waft of a spring-moon quilt, Then fondly uncoil it the night my beloved returns." - Hwang Chin-i (1522-1565)
Shin Yun Bok or Hyewon : A beautiful tie between the tree in autumn / 삼추가연(三秋佳緣) 1805
Highlights of an illustrious lifetime: First birthday celebration, attrib. to Kim Hongdo (Korean, 1745–approx. 1806), Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). Ink and colors on silk, asian art museum Courtesy of National Museum of Korea. Photo: Courtesy of
The Crown Prince and Documentary Paintings During the Choson Dynasty
Portrait of Yi Je-hyeon (1287-1367), a Goryeo period scholar, National Museum of Korea.
Portrait of Lady Jo Ban (1341-1401). This artwork is believed to be from the late Goryeo Dynasty. 작자미상 (作者 未詳). 비단에 채색. 88.5cm x 70.6cm. 국립중앙박물관 소장
Bokgeon and simui in 1880. Wikipedia. File:Joseon-Portrait of Heungseon Daewongun-02.jpg
Black bokgeon and blue dopo in 1880. Wikipedia. File:Joseon-Portrait of Heungseon Daewongun-03.jpg
Taejo of Joseon, the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea, and the main figure in overthrowing the Goryeo Dynasty. He was posthumously raised to the rank of Emperor in 1899 by Gojong, the Gwangmu Emperor, who had proclaimed the Korean Empire in 1897.