Victory Memorialized: An Imperial Guangxu Period Battle Painting

Battle-Painting-Nian-Rebellion.jpg
Launch Slideshow

In 1885, a series of large-scale Imperial paintings was commissioned to commemorate the Qing military’s victories over three major 19th century rebellions in China: the Taiping Rebellion, the Nian Rebellion and the Muslim Rebellions. Grand in scale and detail, this impressive work belongs to the set of eighteen paintings heralding triumph over the rebel forces of the Nian. Click ahead to discover the details recorded in this monumental battle painting.

Victory Memorialized: An Imperial Guangxu Period Battle Painting

/
Close

More from Sotheby's

We use our own and third party cookies to enable you to navigate around our Site, use its features and engage on social media, and to allow us to perform analytics, remember your preferences, provide services that you have requested and produce content and advertisements tailored to your interests, both on our Site as well as others. For more information, or to learn how to change your cookie or marketing preferences, please see our updated Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy.

By continuing to use our Site, you consent to our use of cookies and to the practices described in our updated Privacy Policy.

Close