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- Series: Victoires et Conquêtes de l'Empereur de la Chine
Plate 1 from a set of sixteen plates; in the centre, Qing cavalry parade past defeated Turkic Muslims, aligned on either side, most kneeling and making offerings of livestock, implements and other goods, while a small group play music; further away, Qing and Turkic Muslims cross a stretch of water (the Ili River?) by boat or by swimming, many with livestock; in the distance, a town (possibly Kouldja) and mountainous scenery. 1769
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Height: 568 millimetres (plate-mark)
Width: 928 millimetres (trimmed to plate-mark)
- Curator's comments
- Plate 1 is often titled in modern literature: 'On reçoit la soumission de l'Ili' or 'The submission of Ili'. None of the plates in the original edition was ever lettered with a title.
According to Pirazzoli-T'Serstevens (1969), this submission occurred while Amursana was in the service of Emperor Qianlong.
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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