The last Emperor of China (1906–1967), the twelfth and final ruler of the Qing Dynasty, who reigned from 1908 until his abdication on February 12, 1912. Very scarce vintage matte-finish 7 x 8.75 photo of a young Puyi in military dress, signed vertically in black ink in Chinese. In very good condition, with mild rippling to borders, a few creases, a trivial brush to last character of signature, and mounting remnants to reverse. A very uncommon signed portrait from the ruler who lived through one of the most tumultuous periods of Chinese and world history. RR Auction COA.
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