Portrait of the Deceased Sir. Yoo Kim

Portrait of the Deceased Sir. Yoo Kim

Portrait of the Deceased Sir. Yoo Kim

Realistic and elaborate description in a portrait ofthe deceased Sir Yoo Kim A portrait of Sir Yoo Kim is now kept in the Provincial Museum of Gyeonggi, but was initially in the shrine of the Chungpung Kim family. Sir Kim passed the civil service examination in the time of King Sukjong, revised "Dongkukyeojiseungram" (a geography book) and served as the minister of three departments (Samsa), in second (Bujehak) and third (Ichochampan) grade government positions, and finally as Daejehak. Sir Kim was adept in writing and did deep scholarly research. He left a lot of books. The portrait shows a man with a dignified appearance with gray hair. You can see a letter in the upper right corner that indicates it was painted when he was 64 years old. It depicts his collar, the strands of his mustache and the liver spots on his face in a very realistic way.