King Heon-jong's Wedding Ceremony, Folding Screen


Gyeonggi Province Museum

Gyeonggi Province Museum
Yongin-si, South Korea

This is a scene of the event congratulating the wedding between King Heon-jong and his second wife, Hyo-Jeonghu, in 1844, and is a precious reference on which the formal attire of officials during late Joseon Dynasty can be seen. The folding screen is comprised of a total of 8 pieces, and the Jobok attire of civil and military officials is concentrated on 5 pieces. It can be seen centered on the main hall in front of the royal throne inside the main palace, a pedestal outside the palace, and the royal path below the stairs, on the front 3 rows of the ranked seats where civil officials sit on the right and military officials sit on the left. On the other hand, on the back 3 rows, officials can be seen wearing a Samo, a Dallyeong with Hyungbae, and wrapped in a Poomdae, and it can be seen that this follows the prescription of 『Guk-jo-sok-oh-rye-ui』1744 that 1st~4th ranks wear Jobok and 5th~9th ranks wear black Dallyeong. The Jobok attire seen in the portrait has the official wearing a Yang-gwan fastened with a Mokjam, a red Eui and a Daedae around the waist, hanging Pae-ok on both sides of the waist, and holding a Hol. The depiction was rather simplified, with the number of decorations on the Yang-gwan and the embroidery of the Hu-su not being visible.


  • Title: King Heon-jong's Wedding Ceremony, Folding Screen
  • Date Created: 1844
  • Location Created: Joseon 1844
  • Physical Dimensions: 413.6 cm x 158.4 cm
  • Rights: Gyeonggi Provinvial Museum
  • Medium: Colored on Silk

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