Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018 15:00
Written by Saigoneer.
‘La cour de Hue’ (The court of Hue) is a series of painting done by Nguyen Van Nhan in 1895, under the reign of Thanh Thai, emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty at the time.
‘La cour de Hue’ portrays various components of the Nguyen royal court including lục bộ (the six ministries), the privy council, and royal ceremonies. While many consider the collection to be a comprehensive look at the Nguyen royal court, only six paintings were found and displayed at the National Museum of Vietnamese History. The rest were thought to be lost.
All the paintings were drawn in watercolor by Nguyen Van Nhan, a Hanoi-born painter. Nguyen Van Nhan is also the person behind the famous ‘La Grande tenue de la Cour d’Annam‘ in 1902, a painting collection comprises of 54 works that document the costumes and clothing of emperors and mandarins under the Nguyen dynasty.
Take a look at the collection below:[Photo via Bao Thua Thien Hue]
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