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Yale Association of Japan Collection original call number: Db10.
Size: 33.5 x 22 cm.
In Korean (Hanmun).
Manuscript, in an unidentified hand. The original manuscript dated 1807.
The seating of the ten dignitaries of the Ŭigŭmbu, a bureau of the Korean royal government. This is an album of painting and calligraphy to commemorate the gathering of officials who served in the Ŭigŭmbu, a bureau of the Chosŏn government. The album contains a painting of the scene of the Kyehoe (契會), a friendly gathering of literati or officials, and a list of the participants. The list in this album includes ten members: eight who passed civil examinations, one who passed military examinations, and one named Yi Chung-hyŏn (李重鉉) who was serving in the office without passing a state examination. Based on the fact that the majority of the participants passed civil examinations prior to 1804, this gathering probably took place in 1807. During the Chosŏn period, officials often held friendly gatherings and commemorated the occasion by sharing the same copy of the painting of the scene. Among such paintings still extant, those of the Ŭigŭmbu are the most numerous. The commemorative paintings can be categorized into two types. The first type uses a parallel oblique composition in which the buildings and the landscape are captured in cross-court direction and the figures rendered in a small portion. The second type describes the buildings and the figures with a frontal bird's-eye-view, and the figures are delineated in a close-up. The painting contained in this album belongs to the second type.
4 p. (double leaves); 34 cm.
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