medievalpoc
medievalpoc:

In the style of Lang Shining (Giuseppe Castiglione), 
The Fragrant Concubine
Italy/China: Qing Dynasty, 18th Century.
Oil on paper, framed; 27 by 19 1/2 in., 68.6 by 49.5 cm.
photo: Sotheby’s.
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This is another portrait of Xaing Fei, or Fragrant Concubine, the same woman who was painted in European plate armor for these portraits. Her story is fascinating, and more can be read about her at that link.
This painting was sold to William Haynsworth in 1987 for 1.2 million dollars.

medievalpoc:

In the style of Lang Shining (Giuseppe Castiglione),

The Fragrant Concubine

Italy/China: Qing Dynasty, 18th Century.

Oil on paper, framed; 27 by 19 1/2 in., 68.6 by 49.5 cm.

photo: Sotheby’s.

[x]

This is another portrait of Xaing Fei, or Fragrant Concubine, the same woman who was painted in European plate armor for these portraits. Her story is fascinating, and more can be read about her at that link.

This painting was sold to William Haynsworth in 1987 for 1.2 million dollars.