18th Century Royal Court Miniature Painting. Chinese Emperor with Court Musicians (China - Mongolia Interest). A 18th Century court miniature gouache painting of a Chinese Qing Dynasty Emperor holding court in Mongolia (now Inner Mongolia). It shows the royal personage being offered gifts of Figs with court officials, (underneath) musicians playing instruments. The colours are still vibrant and detailing good.Particularly well framed - double gilded frame with velvet insert labeled: Gerrards, 7 Place Street. Canterbury, United Kingdom, probably 1950s or 60s. This is a rare example - the miniature painting tradition originating in Persia (today's Iran) and spreading eastwards through to the Indian sub-continent and Mongolia, but rare in the Chinese context.
This therefore this is a rare example with China interest. Another image of this Chinese Emperor in Mongolia s held by the Alamy Photo Agency of London. (see last photo attached) It shows the Chinese Emperor (possibly Qing Dynasty). It is titled "Royal Procession - Mongolia:".Condition: is very good throughout. The frame is expensively crafted as a gilded double frame with a velvet inner mount, befitting its rarity. Dimensions: 22" x 16.5" x 1" (56x42x2cm) actual image 12" x 7 (30x18cm).