A family grouping with the eldest brother seated in back with his wife and surrounded by his sons or brothers and their wives. The background resembles that of a family’s altar room with the family name plate, “Dwun Ho Tan” centered above and the ancestor’s memorial tablet standing on an altar table. The “Bu Ji”, or Mandarin square, on the eldest brother’s robe is of a dragon head, use of which is normally only allowed by the emperor, either to his direct family members or to those who have contributed to the country.

Dimensions 43.5 × 201 cm




Early Qing Dynasty