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Click Into the Hermit Kingdom (39)

Royal Portraits Decided Fate of Hwawon

By Yang Sung-jin


King Taejong, the third monarch of the Choson Kingdom, had a clear idea of what a true portrait painting should be. According to a record of 1444, the king said, "To quote ancient wisdom, the slightest difference between the portrait and the person makes the work meaningless.'' 


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