Lot 293* - A189AS Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday, 04. June 2019, 10.00 AM
TWO COPPER ENGRAVINGS DEPICTING SCENES FROM QIANLONGS GREAT CAMPAIGNS.
This kind of Chinese prints were inspired by European battle prints, which had been brought to China by the Jesuits or sent as imperial gifts from European courts. In 1765 the Qianlong Emperor ordered prints commemorating his recent victories against the Zhungar troops. Drawings made by Jesuit court artists, including Giuseppe Castiglione, were sent to Paris to be engraved and printed in the royal workshop of Royal Engraver Monsieur Cochin Beauvais and then sent back to China, along with the plates and prints. Subsequently, Chinese artists were instructed to produce copper engravings of further Imperial victories, as the ones above.
銅版畫 乾隆皇帝征戰圖 二幅。
CHF 7 000 / 9 000
€ 6 140 / 7 890
Sold for CHF 8 750 (including buyer’s premium)
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