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NEW DISCOVERIES REGARDING PORTRAITS OF MERITORIOUS OFFICIALS DURING THE QIANLONG REIGN (1736-1795)

NEW DISCOVERIES REGARDING PORTRAITS OF MERITORIOUS OFFICIALS DURING THE QIANLONG REIGN (1736-1795) Ching-Ling Wang NEW DISCoVERIES REgARDINg PORTRAITS OF MERITORIOUS O FFICIALS DURINg THE QIANLoNg REIgN (1736-1795) Introduction For each battle that he fought, the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1736-1795) commissioned portraits of the meritorious officials to honour their military exploits and hung them in the Hall of Purple Splendour (ziguangge) located in the Middle Sea (zhonghai) area of the Imperial West garden (xiyuan). These portraits are in different formats: half-length in oil, full-length small handscroll format, and full-length large hanging scroll. In total, 280 oil portraits, 8 handscrolls, and 280 hanging scrolls were made (table 1). Due to looting during the Boxer Rebellion (1900-1901) format oil small large no. title portrait hand- hanging scroll scroll 1 First Series of 50 Portraits 50 1 50 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Xinjiang 2 Second Series of 50 Portraits 50 1 50 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Xinjiang 3 First Series of 50 Portraits 50 1 50 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Sichuan 4 Second Series of 50 Portraits 50 1 50 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Sichuan 5 First Series of 20 Portraits 20 1 20 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Taiwan 6 Second Series of 30 Portraits 30 1 30 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Taiwan 7 First http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aziatische Kunst Brill

NEW DISCOVERIES REGARDING PORTRAITS OF MERITORIOUS OFFICIALS DURING THE QIANLONG REIGN (1736-1795)

Aziatische Kunst , Volume 46 (3): 9 – Jul 11, 2016

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2543-1749
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10.1163/25431749-90000325
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Ching-Ling Wang NEW DISCoVERIES REgARDINg PORTRAITS OF MERITORIOUS O FFICIALS DURINg THE QIANLoNg REIgN (1736-1795) Introduction For each battle that he fought, the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1736-1795) commissioned portraits of the meritorious officials to honour their military exploits and hung them in the Hall of Purple Splendour (ziguangge) located in the Middle Sea (zhonghai) area of the Imperial West garden (xiyuan). These portraits are in different formats: half-length in oil, full-length small handscroll format, and full-length large hanging scroll. In total, 280 oil portraits, 8 handscrolls, and 280 hanging scrolls were made (table 1). Due to looting during the Boxer Rebellion (1900-1901) format oil small large no. title portrait hand- hanging scroll scroll 1 First Series of 50 Portraits 50 1 50 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Xinjiang 2 Second Series of 50 Portraits 50 1 50 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Xinjiang 3 First Series of 50 Portraits 50 1 50 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Sichuan 4 Second Series of 50 Portraits 50 1 50 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Sichuan 5 First Series of 20 Portraits 20 1 20 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Taiwan 6 Second Series of 30 Portraits 30 1 30 of Meritorious Officials: Conquering Taiwan 7 First

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Aziatische KunstBrill

Published: Jul 11, 2016

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