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- Series: Suite des seize estampes représentant les Conquêtes de l' Empereur de la Chine
Plate III: in the foreground, a Qing general (Zhaohui or Fude ?) on horseback on a rocky outcrop with his soldiers, one firing a cannon; just below, to right, Qing cavalry chase the enemy cavalry; to left in the middle ground, Qing troops on the bank of the Black River (Qara usu) across which a bridge is being constructed,the camp behind; in the immediate foreground, resting camels with cannon supports on their backs. 1784
Etching and engraving
Reduced version of Plate 7 in original set: The lifting of the siege of the Black River (La levée du siège de la Rivière Noire)
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Height: 270 millimetres
Width: 434 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This print illustrates the end of the siege of a camp at Qara usu (the Black River), near Yarkand. Qing troops were blockaded there over the winter of 1758 and were saved by the arrival of the army led by General Fude, which allowed the siege to be lifted.
For a description of the set, see 1877,0714.1505.
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