A RARE PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG OFFICIAL
清 官員畫像 設色絹本 裝框
ink and color on silk, the bust portrait depicting a young man in frontal view, the firm face realistically rendered with fine details, dressed in a winter attire comprising a nuanmao (warm hat) and a fur-trimmed round collar coat centered with a button, Japanese mount, framed and glazed
Height 19 in., 48.2 cm; Width 22¼ in., 57 cm
In overall good condition, except for a few minor restored tears to the top right. Some scattered small holes, minor creases and foxing, consistent with age and type. The painting has not been examined outside of the frame.
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Please note that this lot includes a stand, frame or other component made from a type of Chinese hardwood, which, if exported, will require a CITES permit to leave the United States.
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Warren E. Cox, New York
American Private Collection, acquired circa 1940s, and thence by descent.
Warren E. Cox，紐約