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- Series: Victoires et Conquêtes de l'Empereur de la Chine
Plate 3 from a set of sixteen plates; the Qing general Zhaohui surprises Daši-Cärän at Oroï-Jalatu in 1756; in the foreground, Qing troops attack the enemy, some half-clothed, others still in their tents or yurts; in the middle ground Qing soldiers take prisoners and livestock; further away to left an encampment has been penetrated by Qing soldiers, some with torches, and to right, Qing cavalry gallop towards another cluster of tents and yurts; mountainous landscape in the distance. 1770
Etching and engraving
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Height: 573 millimetres (image)
Width: 925 millimetres (image)
- Curator's comments
- Plate 3 is often titled in modern literature: 鄂壘扎拉圖之戰 [Eleizhalatu zhi zhan]; The Battle of Oroï-Jalatu; Le combat d'Oroï-Jalatu. None of the plates in the original edition was ever lettered with a title.
The print shows a surprise attack in 1756 led by a Qing general against Zunghar Mongols.
According to Pirazzoli-T'Serstevens (1969), it is after a drawing by Giuseppe Castiglione.
This print is from an incomplete BM set (fifteen only, 1932,0715.46 to 59, including 48*) 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. For a complete set see 1848,0205, 517 to 532. For another state of this plate, with production details, see 1848,0205.521.
For further information, see the Curator's Comment for 1932,0715.57.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 May-Sep, BM, Dept of Asia, The Printed Image in China
2012 May - July, New York, Met. Mus. of Art, The Printed Image in China
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Victories of Emperor Qianlong 1755-1759
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Prints 1932,0715.46 to 59 were formerly bound in an album that was broken up after transfer from the Map Library (Maps 145.e.20).
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