Portrait of Koxinga
L 100cm × W 60cm , Colors on paper , 17th Century
There are many existing versions of Koxinga portraits. This Portrait of Koxinga collected by the Museum is colored on paper with an unframed length of 100 cm and a width of 60 cm, which might have been commissioned by Koxinga in Tainan according to textual research. It is the oldest one among various portraits of Koxinga and an ancestor portrait of the Zheng family in Taiwan passing down from generation to generation. During the Japanese period, under the order of Governor-General Sakuma, the portrait was donated by the Zheng family to Taiwan Shrine in the summer of 1911 as a national treasure. In the end of Japanese period, it was transferred to the Governor-General’s Office Museum from Taiwan Shrine as collection. A replica of this portrait was painted by a Japanese painter, Masaki Nasu, which is now collected by Koxinga Shrine in Tainan.