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The portrait is a strong image of Quong Tart probably aged in his 30s, approaching the height of his entrepreneurial career. It is a 3/4 length, head and torso view, possibly painted by a Chinese artist based on an earlier photographic portrait. This was a relatively common thing, with Sydney agents sending works over to China to be painted by local artists. Quong Tart also made three return visits to China in 1881, 1888 and 1894. This portrait could have been painted on his second visit in 1888.
Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
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