Image Nature: Photograph
Image Author: Sze Yuen Ming (Yao Hua), Shanghai (Certain)
Creation: 1895-1902 (Assumed)
Creation Place: (Certain)
Topic: Portrait of beauty in a mirror
Action: Studio portrait of a woman in Shanghai dress looking into a mirror, in front of a painted backdrop.
Image Particulars: This is almost certainly a high-ranking courtesan. She posed for several photographs and the studio/publisher specialized in courtesan portraits. Similar portraits by the same studio were sold as photographic cards wearing the same colors.