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Victory Memorialized: An Imperial Guangxu Period Battle Painting

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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

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