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The Conquests of the Emperor Qianlong: The Emperor is presented with Prisonners from the Pacification of the Muslim Tribes ("On offre [a l'empereur] les prisonniers [faits lors] de la Pacification des
CRE MASQUELIER, Joseph-Louis; (French; 1741-1811) PRINT Cochin, Charles-Nicolas; (French; 1715-1790) DES ATTIRET, Claude-Francois; (French; 1728-1804)
ink on paper
57.0 x 93.0
s. on plate b. r. "L J Masquetier Sculpsit"; inscr on plate b. c. "C. N. Cochin Filius direxit"; inscr on plate b. l. "Jean Dionys Attiret s JESU missionarius delinevarit"
This is no. 14 in a series of 16 prints representing the conquests of the emperor Qianlong (1736-1796).
After seeing battle prints by the German painter Rugendas (1666-1742), the emperor Qialong decided to celebrate his own victories through prints, and asked the missionary painters working in Pekin, Castoglione, Attiret, Damascene and Sickelpart, to prepare drawings celebrating his military campaign in Upper Asia from 1755 to 1759.
The 16 drawings were then sent to France, where they arrived in 1766, and were engraved under the supervision of Charles-Nicolas Cochin. This series is a remarquable exemple of fusion between european and asiatique aesthetic. Complete sets are very rare.
HORSE : CONQUEST : CHINA : QIANLONG : EMPEROR : PRISONER : CEREMONY :