Military landscapes, ink and color on silk, album of fifteen leaves | 無款(十八/十九世紀) 從戎西藏軍陣圖 設色絹本 十五開冊
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Anonymous (18th / 19th century)
Military landscapes, ink and color on silk, album of fifteen leaves
無款(十八/十九世紀) 從戎西藏軍陣圖 設色絹本 十五開冊
ink and color on silk, album of fifteen leaves
Height 18⅞ in., 48 cm; Width 16¼ in., 41.3 cm
Acquired circa 1967.
Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997).
Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. 225.
吳權博士 (1910-1997) 收藏
Capturing expansive vistas and intricate details of stately retinues and Buddhist rituals, the present albums records the 1720 Qing expedition into Tibet. In response to the 1717 invasion of Tibet by the Zunghars, a powerful confederacy of Western Mongols in Xinjiang province led by Tsewang Rapten, the Kangxi Emperor in 1720 ordered the expedition of Qing troops, together with Tibetan forces to expel the Dzungars and install Kelzang Gyatso as the seventh Dalai Lama.
The album follows the tradition of court paintings of the early Qing dynasty that documented significant expeditions across China’s vast region and served to glorify the Emperor’s triumphant rule.