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- Series: Victoires et Conquêtes de l'Empereur de la Chine
Plate 10 from a set of sixteen plates; battle scene, with in the foreground to left, a Qing officer on horseback instructing some of his cavalry, and beyond him to right, Qing archers on horseback chasing enemy horsemen; in the middle distance on a slight rise, another Qing officer close to a standard-bearer; all around scenes of fighting; weapons include bows and arrows, spears and guns; mountainous scenery. 1774
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Height: 571 millimetres (plate-mark)
Width: 915 millimetres (plate-mark)
- Curator's comments
- Plate 10 is often titled in modern literature: The battle at Qos-Qulaq; Le combat de Qos-Qulaq. None of the plates in the original edition was ever lettered with a title.
According to Pirazzoli-T'Serstevens (1969), the print is after a drawing by Castiglione. She also states that the Khoja were defeated here, west of Kashgar, by Ming Jouei in 1759, after fleeing Yarkand.
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: Emperor Qianlong's East Turkestan Campaigns 1755-1759
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