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- Series: Victoires et Conquêtes de l'Empereur de la Chine
Plate 16 from a set of sixteen plates; in the foreground to right the Qianlong Emperor is borne in a litter in a procession moving towards the Ziguangge, a building in the gardens of the Imperial Palace at Peking (Beijing); in the middle ground, a large yurt and behind it, servants preparing food; to left, a large group of defeated rebels, shown kneeling to the left, who attended the event, while to right, court officials, some kneeling; in the distance to right, Marble Bridge and the Baita (White Pagoda)
Etching with engraving
- Production date
Height: 573 millimetres
Width: 921 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Plate 16 is often titled in modern literature: 凱宴成功諸將士 Victory banquet for the officers and soldiers who had distinguished themselves; (['L'Empereur] offre un banquet de victoire aux officiers et soldats qui se sont distingués. None of the plates in the original edition was ever lettered with a title.
According to Piazzoli-T'Serstevens (1969), the print is after a drawing by 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 further information, see the Curator's Comment for 1932,0715.57.
- Not on display
- 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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