- Museum number
Object: Portrait of an official in front of the Beijing Forbidden City
Hanging scroll. Portrait of an official in front of the Forbidden City. Painted in ink and colours on silk. Signature and seal.
- Production date
- 1522-1566 (Jiajing reign)
Height: 170 centimetres (image)
Height: 197 centimetres (scroll)
Width: 110.80 centimetres (image)
Width: 114.50 centimetres (scroll)
- Curator's comments
See Roderick Whitfield, 'Some Che School Paintings in the British Museum, 'Burlington Magazine', May 1972, pp. 285-294.
'87. Excellent work.'
'Imperial Tomb.' 'Apotheosis?' 'Seal, Chu Pang (H.C.1500)'
'Fēng-Ch'i 豐嵠' (unattributed annotations in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, 'Ming: 50 years that changed China'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Ch.Ptg.144 (Chinese Painting Number)