A Painting of Royal Tombs and Palaces in Hamgyeong Province

Government of JoseonJoseon, 19th Century

Academy of Korean Studies

Academy of Korean Studies

It is a painting of Taejo’s ancestors’ tombs in Northern Hamgyeong province. Only 6 pieces of pictures are found today. Each picture indicates 24 bearings, and writes on the top right the name and location of the tomb, the title of the ancestors’ who were honored as a king, the name of his queen and numbers of children. The picture clearly shows Feng-sui features; mountain ranges and topography is emphasized and composed to look as if the ranges are spread out from the center, and the center is described to show vital force of the earth. This picture seems to have been repainted every time there was a change to the tombs or the surrounding buildings.
* Display image : Mokjo(ancestors of Taejo, Yi Seong-gye)'s Tomb and Palace

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  • Title: A Painting of Royal Tombs and Palaces in Hamgyeong Province
  • Creator: Government of Joseon
  • Date: Joseon, 19th Century
  • location: Jangseogak, Academy of Korean Studies, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Rep. Korea
  • composition: 1 book
  • Physical Dimensions: w59 x h51.2 cm
  • Original Title: Bukdogak neungjeon dohyeong (북도각능전도형, 北道各陵殿圖形)
  • Korean caption: 함경북도에 있는 태조(太祖)의 4대 조상의 능을 그린 산릉도(山陵圖)이다. 6폭만이 남아있는 결본이다. 그림마다 24방위를 표시하였고, 오른쪽 위에 능호(陵號)와 능의 소재지, 왕으로 추존된 조상의 작위(爵位), 왕후 이름, 자녀 수 등을 기록하였다. 그림은 풍수(風水) 요건이 잘 드러나도록 그렸는데 산은 내맥(來脈)과 지세를 강조해 중심에서 바깥쪽으로 펼쳐진 구도를 취했고, 중심부에 땅의 정기가 모여있는 혈(穴)을 표현하였다. 산릉도는 능의 보수나 건물의 신축 등 변경사항이 있을 때마다 다시 그린 것으로 추정된다.
  • Provenance: Academy of Korean Studies
  • Type: Painting & Manuscript
  • Rights: Academy of Korean Studies

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