The Empress Dowager, Tze Hsi, of China

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
1903
Period
Qing dynasty
Accession Number
S2011.16.1-2a-ap
Credit Line
Transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artist
Katharine Carl (American, ca. 1862 - 1938)
Sitter
Empress Dowager Cixi 慈禧太后 (1835-1908)
Topic
portrait
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
ruler
empress dowager
United States
American Art
WWII-era provenance
Origin
United States
Medium
Oil on canvas with camphor wood frame
Dimensions
H x W (painting, not including frame): 297.2 × 173.4 cm (117 × 68 1/4 in)
H x W x D (frame assembled): 505.8 × 262.9 × 142.2 cm (199 3/16 × 103 1/2 × 56 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Type
Painting