국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Painting of Scholars Standing in Snow to Wait for Master Cheng
  • Exhibition Name

    Disciples Standing on the Doorstep of Great Scholar Cheng Yi

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Paper

  • Author

    Jeong Seon(鄭敾, 1676-1759)

  • Category

    Culture / Art - Letter & Paintings - Paintings - painting

  • Dimensions

    18.7x14.9cm(Image)

  • Accession Number

    Dongwon 3310

  • Location

    Lee Hong-kun Gallery

This painting by Jeong Seon (1676-1759, pen-name: Gyeomjae,) portrays a story about Cheng Yi (1033-1107), a Confucian scholar of the Song Dynasty of China. When his disciples paid a visit to his house, the master was in pensive mood with his eyes closed. They waited outside in knee-deep snow rather than interrupt him. The master’s room is portrayed brightly in yellow.