Family of Tigers
Mediumink and color on paper
Credit LineAnonymous gift
Family of Tigers. 1700s. ink and color on paper. Anonymous gift. 1995.250.
Dimensionsimage height: 23 in, 58.4200 cm; image width: 14.625 in, 37.1475 cm; frame height: 33.625 in, 85.4075 cm; frame width: 19.25 in, 48.8950 cm
DepartmentArts of Asia
CollectionArts of Asia
Family of Tigers Korea 1600s, Joseon dynasty Ink and color on paper Anonymous gift 1995.250 Now extinct, the Korean tiger was admired for its strength and independent spirit, and in folk paintings was often associated with the mountain deity, San Shin. In earlier centuries, paintings of tigers were displayed in Korean homes to celebrate the New Year. These images were intended to ward off evil spirits and served as guardians for the family household during the year ahead.
Known ProvenanceAt least 1970- ca. 1976, Emille Museum Collection in Seoul, Korea (entire collection owned by Dr. Zo Zayong [b.1926, d.2000]). At least 1985-1995, anonymous collector; 1995, DAM collection, anonymous gift.
Some images in our online collection are at thumbnail size, in accordance with AAMD guidelines, because they are protected by copyright. The Denver Art Museum respects the rights of artists or their representatives who retain the copyright to their work. Other images represent the best photography available and should be used as reference images only. Please complete the Image Rights Request form if you want to request a high resolution image.