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- Series: Victoires et Conquêtes de l'Empereur de la Chine
Plate 9 from a set of sixteen plates; Qing soldiers firing cannon, guns and arrows at the enemy from within a fortified encampment with tents and yurts, some officers on horseback in the centre; outside, Qing soldiers set fire to enemy turrets and take prisoners; river in the distance, mountains beyond. 1773
Etching and engraving
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Height: 575 millimetres (plate-mark)
Width: 925 millimetres (trimmed to plate-mark)
- Curator's comments
- Plate 9 is often titled in modern literature: 通古思魯克之戰 The Battle of Tonguzluq; Le combat de Tonguzluq. None of the plates in the original edition was ever lettered with a title.
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
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Victories of Emperor Qianlong 1755-1759
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