Portrait of Bi Shichang, from the set Five Old Men of Suiyang. Unidentified Artist. active 11th century. Period: Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Date: before 1056. Culture: China. Medium: Album leaf; ink and color on silk.
Portrait of an Old Lady Zude (Chinese, surname unknown; active 16th or early 17th century) China Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk; 61 3/4 x 37 7/8 in. (156.8 x 96.2 cm)
Portrait of the Imperial Bodyguard Zhanyinbao, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), dated 1760 Unidentified Artist (Chinese, 18th century) Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Portrait of the Artist's Great Grand Uncle Yizhai at the Age of Eighty-Five, Ming dynasty, dated xiyou (1561 or 1621) Zude (Chinese, surname unknown; active 16th or early 17th century) China Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk 61 3/4 x 37 7/8 in. (156.8 x 96.2 cm) Inscribed by the artist
《塞宴四事》局部. Giuseppe Castiglione, S.J. 郎世寧 Láng Shìníng
Part 2 -A Pair of Portraits of a Civil Official and his Wife
Consort Rong or the Fragrant Concubine,favourite consort of Emperor Qianlong. By Giuseppe Castiglione, S.J. 郎世寧 Láng Shìníng
Chinese families traced descent through the male line, so it was important to commission portraits of male forebears. Women were honored as mothers. Since most sons were deeply emotionally attached to their mothers, they routinely had portraits of both parents made for ritual veneration.
Chinese Art | Portrait of Dodo, Prince Yu (1614-1649)