- Museum number
Hanging scroll. Portrait of an official in front of the Forbidden City. Painted in ink and colours on silk. Signature and seal.
- Production date
- 16th century (about)
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)