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    Sale 5101

    Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    9 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 239

    'Palais Pavillons et Jardins Construits par Giuseppe Castiglione dans le Domaine Imperial du Yuan Ming Yuan au Palais d'ete de Pekin' After Giuseppe Castiglione, Paris Jardin de Flore 1977

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    'Palais Pavillons et Jardins Construits par Giuseppe Castiglione dans le Domaine Imperial du Yuan Ming Yuan au Palais d'ete de Pekin' After Giuseppe Castiglione, Paris Jardin de Flore 1977
    a volume of twenty prints depicting views of the Summer Palace in Beijing, Yuanmingyuan, the album comprising two title sheets in English and French; a sheet of introduction, with notes, bibliography and titles for the twenty prints; the prints representing in order, South facade of the Palace of the Delights of Harmony; North facade of the Palace of the Delights of Harmony; East facade of the water pavilion containing the hydraulic machine called the machine of St Peter; Gateway leading north to the Garden of the water pavilion; View of the Labyrinth; Aviary, west facade; Aviary, east facade; Belvedere; Bamboo Pavilion; Palace of the Calm Sea, north facade; Palace of the Calm Sea, East Facade; Palace of the Calm Sea, south facade; Palace of the Immense Ocean; Waterworks; Throne of Qianlong, opposite the waterworks; Gateway to the terrace of the artificial hill; Temple of the artificial hill; gateway to the artificial hill; View of the east bank of the lake - 23¾in. x 37 3/8in. (60cm x 95cm.) set in blue cloth cover.


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    These prints were originally engraved from 1783-1786, after original drawings prepared by a group of Jesuits, and their Chinese assistants at the Imperial Court in Beijing. They portray the edifices, gardens and factories constructed from 1737-1766, for the Emperor Qianlong.

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