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- Series: Victoires et Conquêtes de l'Empereur de la Chine
Plate 8 from a set of sixteen plates: battle in which Qing troops (led by Fude?) defeat the enemy; in the foreground the Qing cavalry armed with bows and arrows attack the enemy cavalry armed with long spears; in the middle distance to left serried ranks of soldiers, mainly infantry; cannon pulled by horses, also borne by camels on their backs; mountainous landscape. 1770
Etching and engraving
- Production date
Height: 576 millimetres (plate-mark)
Width: 930 millimetres (trimnmed to plate-mark)
- Curator's comments
- Plate 8 is often titled in modern literature: 呼爾滿大捷 [Hu’erman da jie] The great victory of Qurman; La grande victoire de Qurman. None of the plates in the original edition was ever lettered with a title.
The event shown is a battle in 1759, which took place towards the end of the Qianlong Emperor’s East Turkestan campaign.
This print is from a complete set (1848,0205.517 to 532) of the sixteen plates known as 'Victoires et Conquêtes de l'Empereur de la Chine' commemorating the Qianlong Emperor's victories in Central Asia from 1755 to1759. They are in a volume half-bound in leather with marbled boards, with gold tooling and 'CHINESE BATTLES' on the spine. There is also an incomplete set of fifteen prints (1932,0715.46 to 59, including 48*).
For further information, see the Curator's Comment for 1932,0715.57.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 May-Sep, BM, Dept of Asia, The Printed Image in China
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Emperor Qianlong's East Turkestan Campaigns 1755-1759
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