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- Series: Victoires et Conquêtes de l'Empereur de la Chine
Plate 12 from a set of from a set of sixteen plates; battle scene with Qing mounted archers galloping across the foreground; in the middle ground to right, Qing cavalry, led by an officer, wait while their soldiers fire cannon and exchange gunfire with the enemy on the other bank of a river; to left, Turkic Muslims, some with livestock, flee across another branch of the river; all around scenes of fighting in mountainous landscape. 1772
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Height: 574 millimetres (plate-mark)
Width: 924 millimetres (trimmed to plate--mark)
- Curator's comments
- Plate 12 is often titled in modern literature: The Battle at Yesil-Kol-Nor; Le combat de Yesil-Kol-Nor. 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
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- Associated Event: Victories of Emperor Qianlong 1755-1759
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