Portrait of a Peranakan lady

The portrait of a Peranakan lady depicts her wearing a black Western dress, which would have been likely been worn in imitation of the fashion of Dutch and Eurasian women.For Chinese Peranakans, ancestral portraits do not just seek to commemorate a death but serves the function of extending the presence of the deceased beyond death.

Date/Period
1910s
Region
Java
Dimension
Object size: 78.2 x 65.6 x 6.3 cm
Accession No.
2015-00507
Material
Pastel on photograph, wood, glass
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Paintings