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CHINESE SCHOOL, YIHE YUAN SUMMER PALACE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

Provenance

Acquired in Beijing by a member of the Castle family, 1861 (by repute).

Exhibited

National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool.

Catalogue Note

The Yihe yuan (Summer Palace), literally meaning 'Gardens of Nurtured Harmony', is located in Beijing. The Summer Palace originated as the Garden of Clear Ripples in 1750 and was based on architectural styles of various palaces in China. The palace suffered two major attacks at the end of the 19th century; however the garden survived and was rebuilt in 1886 and 1902. It was given its current name in 1888 when it served as a summer retreat for the Empress Dowager Cixi.

Important Chinese Art

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London