Lot 1500
  • 1500

A FOLIO OF SIXTEEN LITHOGRAPHS OF THE QIANLONG EMPEROR'S MILITARY CONQUESTS QING DYNASTY, DATED 1890

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 USD
Sold
25,000 USD
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Description

  • color on paper
  • Height of cover 19 1/4  in., 48.9 cm; Length 26 in., 66 cm
reproductions of the Imperial-commissioned prints commemorating the battles and ceremonies of the so-called 'pacification of Xinjiang' (1758-59), together with sixteen complementary texts in the hand of the emperor, an introduction, and a postscript, all printed by lithograph with black and red inks, original red cover (35)

Provenance

Collection of a United States Army General stationed in China, acquired between 1925 and 1948, and thence by descent.
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