Portrait of Judge Hughes

This is a half-portrait of Judge Hughes in three-quarter view, and set against a plain background. It is not clear who Judge Hughes is although his choice of Chinese dress suggests his attempt at asserting his Chinese identity. Coloured pigments were added directly onto this monochromatic photograph. It is still mounted in its original frame. Such portraits were hung in the halls of Peranakan homes to commemorate revered ancestors. This bust portrait contains a signature of the sitter on the bottom right of the photograph.

Date/Period
Possibly early 20th century
Region
Indonesia
Dimension
Frame size: 61.0 x 35.5 x 3.7 cm, Image size: 47.7 x 27.0 cm
Accession No.
2017-00542
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Paintings