A Very Fine and Rare 8 Panel Filial Piety Screen:
Korea, Choson Dynasty, 18th- early 19th Century.
This 8 panel screen of the filial piety is one of the most important Korean folk painting screens under Confucianism in Choson dynasty.
This screen was so delicately painted in ink and color with calligraphy each panel on paper, mounted on silk. It is in very fine condition. Measures: 36 3/4" H. x 12 7/8" W. each panel painting only, or entire screen approx. 59 1/2" H. x 160" W.
**** Filial Piety, self-sacrifice for one¡¯s parents, is called Hyojedo in Korean. Hyojedo,
a Confucian theme par excellence, was one of the standard categories of subject-matter for
Choson period screen paintings. The function of Hyojedo screens was the instruction and
edification of children. In this screen, each panel painted and inscribed of the 8 paragons of Filial piety.