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441602
  • Title
    Ancestral portrait of Quong Tart's mother, ca. 1888
  • Call number
    ML 1347
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 3, East Wall, no. 276
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1888
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    441602
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - 66.5 x 53 cm - oil, canvas on board
  • Scope and Content
    The portrait of Quong Tart's mother is in the style of Chinese ancestral portraits for the period. It shows her seated and dressed in traditional costume with her embroidered rank badge. These portraits were often painted posthumously and were hung in a family temple or alter to be venerated at important anniversaries. Quong Tart is said to have returned from his 1888 visit to China with portraits of his mother and father (Reference: Dawn, 1 June 1889) and they were later displayed at an altar in his home Gallop House in Ashfield. (-- Notes from Acquisitions Report on file)
  • Source
    Purchased May 2004
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Digital order no:a928043
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    "Aldenhoven, 74 Hunter Street" -- framer's label on reverse
  • Conservation note

    This work was conserved in 2004 as part of the Library's ongoing paintings conservation program.
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