Painting? or print? Portrait of Chong Hwi-ryang (1706-62).
- Made in: Korea
Cho Hwi-ryang, an important official under King Yongjo (r. 1724-76), rose to the rank of High State Councillor and Governor of Pyong-an Province and was related by marriage to the king. He is dressed in official costume, including the ceremonial hat worn by high-grade officials and he is carrying a wooden mace of office. The five vertical lines on his hat indicate the highest rank. On the floor can be seen an elaborately decorated woven sedge mat, used in summer and made in Kanghwa island. This portrait is very rare and there is a similar one of the Prince Regent (Taewon'hun) in the National Museum of Korea.
purchased together with 2000.3-28.02 and 2000.3-28.03
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Object reference number: RFC31877
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