A very unusual pair of oval oils on canvas depicting a pair of dignitaries from the Imperial household. Exquisitely painted , wearing yellow and blue imperial silk dragon robes, mandarin necklaces and both holding jade ruyi sceptres. In original gilt Chinese frames. Inscribed on the rear: The Emperor and Empress of China painted by Youqua.
N.B: It is unusual to find this subject in oil on canvas.
19 x 8.5 inches (26 x 21 cm)