'Hubert Vos: Court Painter to the Empress Dowager Cixi' by John Seed is featured in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of 'Arts of Asia'

Now, really, I was struck very strongly by her appearance…Erect with a tremendous will power, more than I have ever seen in a human being. Hard, firm will and thinking lines, and with all that a brow full of kindness and love for the beautiful. I fell straight in love with her.

- Hubert Vos, writing about the Empress Dowager Cixi from Peking, June 28, 1905

Hubert Vos (1855-1935)

Hubert Vos: The Dowager Empress Cixi (Tzu Hsi), 1906 
Collection of the Summer Palace, Beijing 

Read the complete article in the Jan-Feb 2015 issue of "Arts of Asia"