Ancestor Painting, Grandfather Official in Scarlet
Ancestor portraits like this one formed an important part of the Chinese practice of ancestor worship.The family had a duty to honour and commemorate their ancestors, with rituals and offerings being an important part of this. Portraits were usually near life size and painted from a front perspective, with the subjects usually seated and wearing robes to show the insignia of their rank. Original ancestor paintings are now rare and highly sought after. Our paintings are reproductions and smaller in size, but are accurate versions of old paintings. They are supplied mounted and framed as shown. This one depicts a high ranking official in bright red robes, including the crane badge that signified his position. Designs can vary slightly from the examples shown as each painting is individual.
Please note that each painting will vary slightly in terms of colour and design. If you would like photos of the actual paintings we currently have available please get in touch and we will be happy to provide these.
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