Katharine Augusta Carl
(1854 - 1938)
Katharine Augusta Carl was active/lived in New York, Louisiana / France, China. Katharine Carl is known for portrait painting, writing.
Biography Katharine Augusta Carl
An American painter and writer, Katharine Carl is noted for her portrait painting of the Empress Dowager Cixi of China, four canvases she completed for the 1904 St. Louis Exposition. They were the result of a nine-months visit to China, beginning August 5th in 1903, which was a very unique experience because "she was the only foreigner to live within the precincts of the Chinese imperial court in its last days." She lived in the palace next to the throne room and was with the Empress almost daily.
In 1906, she published a book, With The Empress Dowager of China, about this experience, and a theme of the book was the charm, grace, loyalty, desire for education and kindness of the Empress, who had a reputation for being otherwis
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