18 September 2003
ANONYMOUS (18th century)
A Pair of Ancestor Portraits Depicting Ming Xiaozong (1488-1505) and His Empress
Each depicting the imperial personages seated in a horseshoeback armchair on a patterned rug, wearing formal robes
Each 68 x 38½in. (172.7 x 97.7cm.), framed (2)
The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York.
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An old title inscription on the mounting states that these portraits were part of a famous Beijing collection, the Wen Fang Gang, in 1778, and that the subjects are the Ming emperor Xiaozong and his empress.
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