Old portrait of a high Chinese representative sitting on his green throne, surrounded by his entourage. He carries a headdress on the large edge and a large red dress with dragon decoration.
These paintings, issued by a traditional Chinese art that draws back to the ancient times and allows descendants to keep a place with their ancestors.
This type of paint respects very strict codified criteria.
They were made by artisans before the arrival of photography, the costumes had to denote the social status of the person.
Natural pigments on silk paint.
China, 19th century.
Portrait 76x53.5 cm
Old Belgium collection.
Good condition, the colours are elegantly passed, some stains as shown on the photos.
- Portrait painting
- Early 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Portrait d'Ancêtre
- Good condition, see description
- 76×1×53.5 cm