This large screen depicts a famous Chinese theme: an ideal or imaginary meeting between the leading scholars and statesmen of China's Song dynasty (960-1279). Here are just a few details from the piece. Various figures in Chinese scholars' robes are engaged in painting, calligraphy, poetry, and music. The subject was popular during the late Joseon dynasty in Korea, where it was adapted to a screen format.
Visit "Elegant Gathering in the Western Garden," Korea, Joseon dynasty in the Hammer building, level 2.