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A large and finely painted Chinese portrait of the Empress Dowager, Cixi, in ink, bright colours and gilt on paper. Mounted as a hanging scroll. Circa 1900. The Empress Dowager, Cixi or Tsu-Hsi, was the concubine of the emperor Xianfeng and, on his death in 1861 effectively ruled China until her death in 1908

A large and finely painted Chinese portrait of the Empress Dowager, Cixi, in ink, bright colours and gilt on paper. Mounted as a hanging scroll. Circa 1900. The Empress Dowager, Cixi or Tsu-Hsi, was the concubine of the emperor Xianfeng and, on his death in 1861 effectively ruled China until her death in 1908

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Portrait of Prince Yine, State Duke (Qing Dynasty) Date Century Source “Palace Museum Archives”