We can easily find paintings about archery in the pictorial records of war or in hunting paintings.
From the wall paintings of Goguryeo in particular, we may get some idea of various kinds of bows and arrows as well as other equipment of those days.
In the Chosun age we may find paintings of archery being performed in the shooting range and paintings of archery customs done by renowned painters such as Kim Hongdo, Sim Sajung, Yun Duseo, and Sin Yunbok.
However, more impressive are the pictorial records of battles such as Donglaebu Sunjeoldo and Busanjin Sunjeoldo, which depicts the army of Chosun confronting its enemy with bow and arrow during Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592.
As for surviving folk paintings there are Musindo, armed with bow and arrow, and the Horyeopdo depicting a Chinese soldier during the Chinese invasion of Korea in 1636.
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