Empress Dowager Cixi (慈禧)
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: BL-n017. Caption on typed list accompanying the box of negatives: '8: The Empress Dowager Tzu Hsi (1834-1908)'. Digitised from a negative made for a copy print. BL-n017 is one a series of staged portraits of Cixi by Yu Xunling (勋龄). See pp34-37 of 'Photography and China' by Claire Roberts (Reaktion Books, 2013).