Yun Du-seo

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Yun Du-seo
Yun Du-seo.jpg
Self-portrait of Yun Du-seo
Korean name
Hangul 윤두서
Hanja 尹斗緖
Revised Romanization Yun Du-seo
McCune–Reischauer Yun Tusŏ
Pen name
Hangul 공재
Hanja 恭齋
Revised Romanization Gongjae
McCune–Reischauer Kongjae
Courtesy name
Hangul 효언
Hanja 孝彦
Revised Romanization Hyo-eon
McCune–Reischauer Hyoŏn

Yun Du-seo (1668–1715) was a painter and scholar of the Joseon period. He is the grandson of Yun Seondo, a great scholar in Korean history. He passed the gwageo exam, but did not enter government service. Rather, he devoted his whole life to painting and studying Confucianism. His self-portrait is regarded as one of the many masterpieces of Korean art. Yun Duseo is also known for his yeongmohwa (animal-and-bird painting).

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