Dame Chinoise. Chinese Noble Woman 18th century.
The Qing Dynasty or Manchu Dynasty was founded in 1616 by the Manchu under Nurhaci and ruled the Chinese Empire from 1644. It replaced the Ming Dynasty and ended after the Xinhai Revolution of 1911 with the proclamation of the Republic of China on 1 January 1912
Source: Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.
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