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GLAHM 9261: The Conquests of the Emperor Qianlong: The Battle of d' Arcul ('Le Combat d'Arcul') - click to view larger image

The Conquests of the Emperor Qianlong: The Battle of d' Arcul ("Le Combat d'Arcul")

engraving

CRE ALIAMET, Jacques; (French; 1726-1788) PRINT Cochin, Charles-Nicolas; (French; 1715-1790) DES ATTIRET, Claude-Francois; (French; 1728-1804)


Materials:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
58.7 x 93.7
Frame:
A H, unmounted
Marks:
s. b.r. "J. Aliamet sculp"; inscr. b.l. "Js Dios Attiret Soc. Jesu, del. 1765"; inscr. b. "C.N.Cochin filius dirrex"
Notes:
This is no. 11 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.
Keywords:
BATTLE : MILITARY : VIOLENCE : ASIA : HILL : HORSE : CAMEL : QIANLONG :

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