Gang Hui-an

Gang Huian (1417?-1464), pen name Injae 인재, was a prominent scholar and painter of the early Joseon period. He was good at poetry, calligraphy, and painting. He entered royal service by passing gwageo in 1441 under the reign of king Sejong (1397–1418–1450).

Gang Hui-an
Joseon-Kang Huian-Gosagwansudo.jpg
“Gosagwansudo” (A seonbi (scholar) overlooking water from the high hill)
Korean name
Hangul
강희안
Hanja
姜希顔
Revised RomanizationGang Huian
McCune–ReischauerKang Hŭian
Pen name
Hangul
인재
Hanja
仁齋
Revised RomanizationInjae
McCune–ReischauerInjae
Courtesy name
Hangul
경우
Revised RomanizationGyeongu
McCune–ReischauerKyŏngu

Birth UncertaintyEdit

Gang Huian and his younger brother Gang Huimaeng were the sons of Gang Seokteok (1395–1459) and cousins of king Munjong (1414–1450–1452), king Sejo (1417 –1455–1468) and Prince Anpyeong 이용 안평대군 (1418–1453), that were the first three sons of king Sejong.

Nevertheless, the year of birth of Gang Huian is unclear. Part of the references say 1417,[1][2][3][4][5] part of them say 1419[6][7][8]... None of these sources ever mention this discrepancy. Britannica[4] specifies the more precise 1417(태종 17)~1464(세조 10).

GalleryEdit

The Korean Copyright Commission[7] lists 5 paintings for Gang Huian, while Towooart[1] gives a short notice.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b TWA 2013
  2. ^ (in Korean) http://artne.com/artfair/m_mall_detail.php?ps_ctid=01020100&ps_goid=8
  3. ^ (in Korean) Naver. http://terms.naver.com/entry.nhn?cid=200000000&docId=1057487&categoryId=200001108
  4. ^ a b (in Korean) Britannica. http://preview.britannica.co.kr/bol/topic.asp?mtt_id=2181 Archived 2013-07-02 at Archive.today
  5. ^ (in Korean) http://art2me.org/images/gamsang/KoreanArt/gangheuian.htm Archived 2017-04-20 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Turner 2003, p. (17)772
  7. ^ a b KCC 2013
  8. ^ Met-NY. Arts of Korea, catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of New York

BibliographyEdit

  • Turner, Jane (2003). Grove Dictionary of Art. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 32600. ISBN 978-0-1951-7068-9.
  • KCC (2013). "Gang Huian". Database (in Korean). Korean Copyright Commission.
  • TWA (2013). "Gang Huian". Database (in Korean). Towooart.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Arts of Korea, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Gang Huian