19th century Korean tiger family painting. On either side of the doorway on a Korean house there are often paintings of a tiger on one side and a dragon on the other. They represent the balancing forces of Yin & Yang, positive & negative, male & female. This tiger family is painted in the traditional, ingenuous Korean style. Since there are no tigers in Korea, the Korean tiger form is borrowed from Chinese paintings. The tiger is strong, and always serves its family.
Age: 19th Century
Size: painting 25" x 17-3/8", framed 36-1/2" x 22-1/4"
Media: Ink & pigment on paper
This work of art is currently framed