Rai Collection of Asian Art


Painted Portrait of an Eminent Buddhist Monk, Choson, 18th Century (Bi Yan Tang Zhen Yin ) Portrait of BiYanTang

Similar example from 18th Century in the collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art

An earlier example is in the Metropolitan Museum

A National Teacher Portrait Hall is located in the Famous SongGwang Sa Temple (http://www.songgwangsa.org/) where Portraits, mostly modern copies, of 16 National Teachers (Guoshi), including one for BoJo GuoShi, are displayed. Original portraits from old temples had mostly dispersed due to war and social unrest in the past.

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