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Silk Painting Figuring Chinese Dignitaries, End of 19th Century



Silk painting figuring Chinese dignitaries on a palace interior background. The two characters are sat in front of the spectator. They are wearing large traditional clothes in the blue and green tones, one have Chinese white motifs on his tunique. Each wear a hat : red and black for one and black with white beads and a pendant for the other. One holds a book in his hand with mandarin inscriptions. Decor of a palace interior with richly decorated Asian furniture as a buffet, coffee tables, shelves and lanterns. Work realized in the 19th century. Some painting losses due to time. Blackened wood frame with transparent lucite protection. Canvas figuring Chinese dignitaries have precise criteria. The person represented has to be in a front motionless posture with clothes matching to his function / society rank. The expression of the face stays neutral but in the same time has to be realistic to recognize the dignitary. The dignitary wears a short clothes which the collar crossed, done with cotton or silk and sometimes considered as an underwear. Over it, he is wearing a dress with a round collar and lateral flaps generally used by officials, nobles and the high rank persons.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 64.97 in. (165 cm)Width: 35.44 in. (90 cm)Depth: 0.79 in. (2 cm)
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  • Condition
    Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    Saint-Ouen, FR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: LS37306511stDibs: LU959119434332

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