The Empress Dowager, Tze Hsi, of China

Maker(s)
Artist: Katharine Carl (American, ca. 1862-1938)
Sitter: Empress Dowager Cixi 慈禧太后 (1835-1908)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1903
Medium
Oil on canvas with camphor wood frame
Dimensions
H x W (painting, not including frame): 297.2 × 173.4 cm (117 × 68 1/4 in) H x W x D (frame assembled): 505.8 × 262.9 × 142.2 cm (199 3/16 × 103 1/2 × 56 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2011.16.1-2a-ap
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Oil painting

Keywords
empress dowager, portrait, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), ruler, United States, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Orientations vol. 49, no. 6. vol. 49, no. 6 Hong Kong, November/December 2018. cover, p 35, p 42, fig. 4.
  • Jane Ju. The Museum Journal. vol. 57, no. 1. .
  • Marco Musillo. Tangible Whispers, Neglected Encounters: Histories of East-West Artistic Dialogues, 14th - 20th Century. Art, Book 3 Italy. p. 125, fig. 18.
  • Alexandra B. Bonds. Bejing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture. New York. p. 207, fig. 7.25.
  • Alexandra B. Bonds. Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture. New York, New York. p. 207, fig. 7.25.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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