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Emperor Ham Nghi’s paintings, items on display in central Vietnam

Emperor Ham Nghi’s paintings, items on display in central Vietnam

Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 18:52 GMT+7
Emperor Ham Nghi’s paintings, items on display in central Vietnam
A painting by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

The ‘Emperor Ham Nghi - Life and Art’ exhibition opened in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam on Tuesday, showcasing 31 copies of artworks by Emperor Ham Nghi (1871-1943), the eighth of the 13 kings of the Nguyen Dynasty that ruled in Hue from 1802 to 1945.

The exhibit is taking place at the Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities at 3 Le Truc Street in Hue City.

Emperor Ham Nghi, who reigned for only one year from 1884 to 1885 before being exiled by the French to Algeria in 1888, created many artworks during his time in Algiers.

Delegates look at a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

Delegates look at a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

The art pieces on display in Hue are paintings, copies, and statues, including an oil painting measuring 27.5 x 40.5 cm, which depicts the scenery of the European countryside and has been verified to be drawn by the emperor in France in 1900-1903.

This is the first time a painting created by Emperor Ham Nghi has been displayed publicly in Vietnam.

Amandine Dabat (R), the fifth generation descendant of Emperor Ham Nghi, hands over a wooden pipe that was used by Emperor Ham Nghi to a representative of the Hue Monuments Conservation Center in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

Amandine Dabat (R), the fifth generation descendant of Emperor Ham Nghi, hands over a wooden pipe that was used by the emperor to a representative of the Hue Monuments Conservation Center in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

The exhibition also introduces images of the emperor’s life since ascending the throne, through the period fighting against the French to his exile in Algiers.

It also displays a wooden pipe that used to belong to the emperor.

A wooden pipe that was used by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

A wooden pipe that was used by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

The pipe was donated by Amandine Dabat, the fifth generation descendant of Emperor Ham Nghi, to the Hue Monuments Conservation Center.

The emperor brought the item, which was inlaid with a poem in sophisticated Chinese characters, from Vietnam to Algiers and used it every day.

A copy of a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

A copy of a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

Dabat said that her family had kept the pipe from generation to generation as a precious memento of the emperor.

“I think Emperor Ham Nghi would be very happy as his favorite thing has returned to his homeland,” she said.

A copy of a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

A copy of a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

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The ‘Emperor Ham Nghi - Life and Art’ exhibition opened in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam on Tuesday, showcasing 31 copies of artworks by Emperor Ham Nghi (1871-1943), the eighth of the 13 kings of the Nguyen Dynasty that ruled in Hue from 1802 to 1945.

The exhibit is taking place at the Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities at 3 Le Truc Street in Hue City.

Emperor Ham Nghi, who reigned for only one year from 1884 to 1885 before being exiled by the French to Algeria in 1888, created many artworks during his time in Algiers.

Delegates look at a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

Delegates look at a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

The art pieces on display in Hue are paintings, copies, and statues, including an oil painting measuring 27.5 x 40.5 cm, which depicts the scenery of the European countryside and has been verified to be drawn by the emperor in France in 1900-1903.

This is the first time a painting created by Emperor Ham Nghi has been displayed publicly in Vietnam.

Amandine Dabat (R), the fifth generation descendant of Emperor Ham Nghi, hands over a wooden pipe that was used by Emperor Ham Nghi to a representative of the Hue Monuments Conservation Center in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

Amandine Dabat (R), the fifth generation descendant of Emperor Ham Nghi, hands over a wooden pipe that was used by the emperor to a representative of the Hue Monuments Conservation Center in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

The exhibition also introduces images of the emperor’s life since ascending the throne, through the period fighting against the French to his exile in Algiers.

It also displays a wooden pipe that used to belong to the emperor.

A wooden pipe that was used by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

A wooden pipe that was used by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

The pipe was donated by Amandine Dabat, the fifth generation descendant of Emperor Ham Nghi, to the Hue Monuments Conservation Center.

The emperor brought the item, which was inlaid with a poem in sophisticated Chinese characters, from Vietnam to Algiers and used it every day.

A copy of a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

A copy of a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

Dabat said that her family had kept the pipe from generation to generation as a precious memento of the emperor.

“I think Emperor Ham Nghi would be very happy as his favorite thing has returned to his homeland,” she said.

A copy of a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

A copy of a painting by Emperor Ham Nghi is on display at an exhibition in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam, January 10, 2023. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre

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