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Edith, with a portrait of her ancestor
By Frances F. Denny
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed, titled, dated, and numbered on label, verso 11 x 11 inches (Edition of 7) 15 x 15 inches (Edition of 5) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, locat...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Chinese Ancestor Portrait
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Beautiful original Chinese Ancestor Portrait with a Chinese married couple great faded colors.
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Canvas

  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
H 77.17 in. W 53.55 in. D 1.19 in.
Chinese Ancestor Portrait
Located in Port Chester, NY
A Chinese 'Ancestor Portrait' oil on canvas laid down on board, depicting a seated dignitary. The Chinese characters identify the artist at Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766), a Jesuit...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Canvas

  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
H 33 in. W 25 in. D 1 in.
Antique Chinese Ancestor Portrait
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Antique Chinese ancestor portrait on canvas, Qing dynasty, showing the patriarch and the matriarch Portrait with nice, faded, warm colors, nice details in clothes and decoration, 1...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Canvas

  • Antique Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Antique Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Antique Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Antique Chinese Ancestor Portrait
H 74.41 in. W 59.06 in. D 0.79 in.
Pair of Chinese Painted Ancestor Portraits
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa mid-20th century painted Chinese ancestor portraits on antiqued mirror in a mirrored frame. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor loss to frames.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Decorative Art

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Mirror

  • Pair of Chinese Painted Ancestor Portraits
  • Pair of Chinese Painted Ancestor Portraits
  • Pair of Chinese Painted Ancestor Portraits
  • Pair of Chinese Painted Ancestor Portraits
H 32.00 in. W 22.50 in. D 1.25 in.
Framed Chinese Ancestor Portrait, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This intricately detailed composition is a late-Qing dynasty ancestor portrait depicting several generations of a family's male ancestry. Originally accompanied by a matching portrai...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens

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Silk

  • Framed Chinese Ancestor Portrait, circa 1900
  • Framed Chinese Ancestor Portrait, circa 1900
  • Framed Chinese Ancestor Portrait, circa 1900
  • Framed Chinese Ancestor Portrait, circa 1900
H 82.5 in. W 36.25 in. D 1 in.
Pair of Colorful Chinese Ancestor Portraits
Located in Chicago, IL
Lovely pair in traditional colors of red, blue, green and gold. Elegantly matted, and in gilt frames.
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Vintage 1950s Chinese Paintings

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Parchment Paper, Glass, Wood

Pair of 19th c. Chinese Watercolor Ancestor Portraits
Located in New York, NY
Pair of nineteenth century Chinese watercolor ancestor portraits painted on scroll paper and mounted in simple black lacquered frames. Juxtaposed, the portraits depict an aged but ri...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

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Wood, Paper, Lacquer

Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty Ancestor Portrait Scroll Paintings
Located in Greenwich, CT
Pair of Chinese Qing dynasty imperial office and wife ancestor portrait paintings. Very nice detail and fine paintings. Overall size: Each painting included outer brocade is 36.5" w...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Pair of Monumental Ancient Ancestor Portraits / Chinese Paintings on Rice Paper
Located in Stamford, CT
Ancient Chinese paintings on rice paper. Pair of 19th century Chinese paintings of ancestor portraits painted on rice paper and mounted in simple black lacquered frames. Juxtaposed, ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Ancestor Portraits, Large Size, Framed
Located in Doylestown, PA
A nice pair of Chinese ancestor family group portraits, 19th century, on paper, framed in teak frames under glass. Twelve characters total in period attire with hats and crowns signi...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings

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Paper

Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
Located in Chorzów, PL
Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th century Dimensions: Frame height 134 cm, width 112.5 cm The painting height 102 cm, width 80 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Polish Neoclassical Revival Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
H 52.76 in. W 44.49 in. D 2.76 in.
Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
Located in Chorzów, PL
Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th century Dimensions: Frame: 75 cm / width 63 cm Painting: height 48 cm / width 36 cm.
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Antique 1870s Polish Neoclassical Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
H 29.53 in. W 24.81 in. D 1.97 in.
Ancestors Speak...Soft as Cotton 1- Contemporary Portrait of Young Girl
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Ancestors Speak...Soft as Cotton" is a photographic portrait by Atlanta-based portrait photographer Tokie Rome-Taylor in her series "My People Could Fly." Her works are packed with ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Photography

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Digital

The ancestor - black and white portrait and nature multi exposure photograph
By Christoffer Relander
Located in New York, NY
Finnish Photographer Christoffer Relander’s We Are Nature series blurs the line between the natural world and the human form to such a degree that it is impossible to tell where one ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

The ancestor - black and white portrait and nature multi exposure photograph
By Christoffer Relander
Located in New York, NY
Finnish Photographer Christoffer Relander’s We Are Nature series blurs the line between the natural world and the human form to such a degree that it is impossible to tell where one ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Chinese Ancestoral Portrait
Located in NYC, NY
A fine and large Ancestoral portrait of a lady in ceremonial garb.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Paper

  • Chinese Ancestoral Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestoral Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestoral Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestoral Portrait
H 64.25 in. W 27 in. D 1.25 in.
Ancestor Portrait
Located in Chicago, IL
A finely painted 18th century Chinese ancestor portrait of a wife of a court official wearing an embroidered dragon robe sitting on a tiger skin covered round back chair, in a gold l...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Chinese Paintings

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Ink

  • Ancestor Portrait
  • Ancestor Portrait
  • Ancestor Portrait
  • Ancestor Portrait
H 76.25 in. W 41.25 in.
Chinese Ancestor Portrait
Located in Stamford, CT
Chinese ancestor portrait in wood frame, circa late 19th-early 20th century. The medium of the portrait is watercolor and gouache on paper. Please note of wear consistent with age in...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Drawings

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Wood, Paper

  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
H 59.00 in. W 30.00 in. D 1.50 in.
Chinese Ancestor Portrait
Located in Chicago, IL
A popular practice with this type of 19th century Chinese ancestor memorial painting, the individual is portrayed as a low 8th rank official identified by the rank badge on his chest...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

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Ink

  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
H 50.5 in. W 25 in.
Korean Ancestor Portrait
Located in Chicago, IL
Ancestral portraits are commemorative paintings commissioned by families, they are a visual representation of family lineage (modernly referred to as a ‘family tree’ in western cultu...
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Antique 19th Century Korean Paintings and Screens

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Glass, Paper, Wood

  • Korean Ancestor Portrait
  • Korean Ancestor Portrait
  • Korean Ancestor Portrait
  • Korean Ancestor Portrait
H 58.25 in. W 34 in. D 2.25 in.
Chinese Ancestor Portrait
Located in Chicago, IL
Ancestral portraits are commemorative paintings commissioned by families; they are a visual representation of family lineage (modernly referred to as a ‘family tree’ in western cultu...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

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Glass, Wood, Paint, Paper

  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
H 82 in. W 44.5 in. D 2.25 in.
Qing Dynasty Ancestor Portraits
Located in London, GB
Two Chinese ancestor portraits, Qing dynasty, each generation depicted seated in ceremonial robes. Dimensions: 177.5 cm (70") high, 98.5 cm (38¾") wide, 3 cm (1¼") deep, the other...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Decorative Art

  • Qing Dynasty Ancestor Portraits
  • Qing Dynasty Ancestor Portraits
  • Qing Dynasty Ancestor Portraits
  • Qing Dynasty Ancestor Portraits
H 69.89 in. W 38.78 in. D 1.19 in.
Chinese Watercolor Ancestor Portrait
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Colorful Chinese watercolor on silk painting of a patriarch depicted seated in a robe in front of a large screen. Wonderful use of blue color is featured on the intricate floral carp...
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20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Glass, Wood, Paper

  • Chinese Watercolor Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Watercolor Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Watercolor Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Watercolor Ancestor Portrait
H 39.5 in. W 25.5 in. D 1 in.
Pair Colorful Chinese Ancestor Portraits
Located in Chicago, IL
Lovely pair in traditional colors of red, blue, green and gold. Elegantly matted, and in gilt frames.
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Vintage 1950s Chinese Paintings

  • Pair Colorful Chinese Ancestor Portraits
  • Pair Colorful Chinese Ancestor Portraits
  • Pair Colorful Chinese Ancestor Portraits
  • Pair Colorful Chinese Ancestor Portraits
H 23 in. W 19 in. D 1.75 in.
Pair of Chinese Ancestor Portraits
Located in Chicago, IL
Ancestral portraits are commemorative paintings commissioned by families; they are a visual representation of family lineage (modernly referred to as a ‘family tree’ in western cultu...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Glass, Paper, Wood

  • Pair of Chinese Ancestor Portraits
  • Pair of Chinese Ancestor Portraits
  • Pair of Chinese Ancestor Portraits
  • Pair of Chinese Ancestor Portraits
H 56.5 in. W 36 in. D 2.25 in.
Pair of 18th Century Ancestor Portraits
Located in Buchanan, MI
Very chic pair of 18th century ancestor portraits in mirrored frames.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Chinese Paintings and Screens

Monumental Chinese Ancestors Portrait, 18th Century
Located in Austin, TX
Unique depiction of 12 generations, hand painted on loomed linen. Shanxi Province, China, c. late 18th Century. Custom steel hanging bar is 91.88" long. A traditional piece, but q...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Ming Paintings and Screens

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Linen

Pair Mirrored Mat & Gilt Framed Chinese Ancestor Portraits
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of colorful Chinese ancestor portraits on silk and framed in aged mirrored matting and gilt bamboo frames.
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20th Century Paintings and Screens

Pair of Chinese Antique Ancestor Portrait Scroll Paintings
Located in London, GB
Pair of Chinese Antique Ancestor Portrait Scroll Paintings on Linen Cloth. Richly coloured with the male ancestors on one painting and the females on the other. The ancestors are arr...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Linen

A Pair of Chinese Ancestor Portraits in Rosewood Frames
Located in Austin, TX
A pair of hand painted ancestor portraits in carved rosewood frames, with embroidery accents.<br /> <br /> The portraits are early 20th century portrayals of members of the Qing Dy...
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Vintage 1950s Chinese Paintings

Pair of Chinese Ancestor Portraits in Carved Rosewood Frames
Located in Austin, TX
A pair of hand painted ancestor portraits in carved rosewood frames, with reverse glass painted accents. Painted during China's Republic Period (1912-1949), the portraits are port...
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Vintage 1940s Chinese Chinoiserie Paintings

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Glass, Gouache, Rosewood

Pair Chinese Ancestor Portraits In Gilt Bamboo-Form Frames
Located in Chicago, IL
Tall and not too wide, these striking ancestor portraits are a versatile size. Although we are not able to determine the age, we believe they are early 20th century or prior. They a...
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20th Century Chinese Paintings

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Wood, Glass, Paper

Pair of Chinese Ancestor Portraits in Gilt Bamboo Form Frames
Located in Chicago, IL
Tall and not too wide, these striking ancestor portraits are a versatile size. Although we are not able to determine the age, we believe they are early 20th century or prior. They ar...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Chinese Portrait of an ancestor
Located in New York, NY
Chinese Portrait of an ancestor. 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

“Portrait of my ancestor, Robert Norman”
Located in Culver City, CA
Portrait of a late Georgian gentleman, oil on board remounted in a gilt and gesso shadow box with attached label reading “Portrait of my ancestor, Robert Norman. Rescued from the rui...
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Antique 18th Century English Paintings

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Wood, Paint

"Speaking with the Ancestors" mixed media portrait of a woman and a hummingbird
By Janice Frame
Located in Edgartown, MA
"As an African-American artist in today’s world, I embody the vast differences found in our collective backgrounds. I view them as cultural assets. We are always self discovering and...
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2010s Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media

1980s Fine Academic Portrait of a Man Turn of the Century Ancestor
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $450....Fine academic portrait of a turn of the 20th century man, perhaps a lost ancestor. An oil on canvas executed in the 1980s, unframed. Regal, sophisticated and ser...
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Vintage 1980s American Edwardian Decorative Art

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Canvas

The Pride of Her Ancestors
By Katherine Fraser
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"The Pride of Her Ancestors" is a 22.5in x 18.5in original oil painting by Katherine Fraser in a handmade wood frame. "Life often strikes me as a string of moments, like a series of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Chinese Ancestor Portrait
Located in Chicago, IL
A painted ancestor portrait from China seated in formal robes. Pagoda Red Collection # CMKH003
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Ink

  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
H 43.5 in. W 27.25 in. D 1 in.
Chinese Ancestor Portrait
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The black framed painting on silk (under glass) is of a distinguished Chinese gentleman who wears a yellow ceremonial robe embellished with blue and pink dragon-like figures on the s...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Paintings

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Paper, Fabric, Wood, Paint

  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait
H 43.38 in. W 23.25 in. D 1 in.
Antique Chinese Ancestor's Portrait
Located in Somis, CA
This is an authentic, original, Chinese family ancestor's portrait that is hand-painted on canvas, colored using natural ingredients, such as lapis and saffron. Genuine lapis lazuli ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens

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Canvas

  • Antique Chinese Ancestor's Portrait
  • Antique Chinese Ancestor's Portrait
  • Antique Chinese Ancestor's Portrait
  • Antique Chinese Ancestor's Portrait
H 43 in. W 30 in. D 0.5 in.
China Trade Ancestor Portraits
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of Chinese export ancestral paintings available, dating from the first half of the 20th century. Each portrait is painted on Japan paper and mounted with silk border in a gilt...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Paper, Wood

  • China Trade Ancestor Portraits
  • China Trade Ancestor Portraits
  • China Trade Ancestor Portraits
  • China Trade Ancestor Portraits
H 56.75 in. W 31.75 in. D 2 in.
Chinese Ancestor Portrait Painting
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Chinese ancestral portrait, the individual is the matriarch of a high ranking official as identified by the rank badge on the chest.      
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings

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Fabric

  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait Painting
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait Painting
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait Painting
  • Chinese Ancestor Portrait Painting
H 74 in. W 33 in. D 0.1 in.
Antique Chinese Framed Ancestor Portrait
Located in Yonkers, NY
This Chinese 18th century large ancestors portrait was hand painted and framed. This tall painting showcases a colorful ancestor portrait, depicting a bearded man wearing a red coat....
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Diminutive Set of Nine Framed Chinese Ancestoral Portraits
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic set of nine diminutive gilt framed Chinese ancestor portraits. Each picture depicting Chinese rulers or officials wearing beautifully embroidered robes with vibrant colors ...
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Glass, Giltwood, Paper

1920s Chinese Ancestor Portrait in Bamboo Frame with Mirror
Located in Ferndale, MI
Ancestor portrait in original bamboo with mirror frame. Originally purchased from the D.J. Healy gallery in Healy department store Detroit.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Decorative Art

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Bamboo, Mirror

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Framed Ancestor Portraits
Located in Chicago, IL
Believing that the departed continue to hold influence over the lives of the living, many Chinese households honor their ancestors in private family rituals, invoking their spirits f...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens

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Glass, Wood, Paint, Paper

Chinese Ancestor Matriarch Scroll Portrait Painting
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large 19th century Qing dynasty ancestral matriarch scroll portrait painting. Features a matriarch in semi-formal ceremonial court attire decorated in vibrant colors. Depicted sittin...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings

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Brass

Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
Located in Chorzów, PL
Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th century Dimensions: Frame: height 46 cm / width 40 cm Picture: height 26 cm / width 23 cm.
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Antique 1870s Polish Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
  • Painting "Portrait of an Ancestor", 19th Century
H 18.12 in. W 15.75 in. D 1.97 in.
Pair of 19th Century Chinese Ancestor Scroll Portraits
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Patriarch and matriarch large pair of 19th century Chinese ancestral scroll portraits. Depicting an elderly couple in colorful robes. The images measuring 63 inches high by 34.5 inch...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens

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Paper, Wood

Ancestor Portraits For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of ancestor portraits is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique ancestor portraits was constructed with extraordinary care, often using paper, wood and fabric. Ancestor portraits have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of ancestor portraits to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Neoclassical ancestor portraits are of considerable interest. Ancestor portraits have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Christoffer Relander, Frances F. Denny and Katherine Fraser are consistently popular.

How Much are Ancestor Portraits?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $3,280, while they’re typically $400 on the low end and $11,000 highest priced.