Portrait of Chief Minister Han Ik-mo
Ink and light color on silk
last half of 18th century
28 1/2 x 20 1/4 in. (72.4 x 51.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden
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Portrait of Chief Minister Han Ik-mo, last half of 18th century. Ink and light color on silk, 28 1/2 x 20 1/4 in. (72.4 x 51.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden, 86.271.7 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.271.7_SL3.jpg)
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From "Korean Art Collection in the Brooklyn Museum" catalogue:
Han Ik-mo (1703-?) was a late Joseon official who served as prime minister in 1772. His penname was Jeonggyeon and his posthumous name was Munsuk. Although the exact date of his death is unknown, a portrait of him painted when he was seventy-nine testifies to the fact that he enjoyed a long life. This painting depicts him as a young man wearing a red robe and a black silk hat. The contours of the folded robe, especially the hook-shaped folds, indicate that this painting was executed in the typical portrait style of the late eighteenth century.
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