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    Sale 12291

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part I

    9 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 394

    TWO COPPER-PLATE ENGRAVINGS OF EMPEROR QIANLONG'S CONQUEST

    DATED 1769 AND 1770

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    TWO COPPER-PLATE ENGRAVINGS OF EMPEROR QIANLONG'S CONQUEST
    DATED 1769 AND 1770
    The first depicts the 'Surrender of the Ili, the lower border inscribed 'P. Jonatius Sichelbarth Soc. JESU delin. 1765', 'C.N. Cochin Direx.' and 'B.L. Prevost Sculpsit 1769'. The second depicts the 'Grand Victory of Qurman', the lower border inscribed 'P.F. Joannes Damascenus, Romanus, Augustinus Excalceatus Missionarius Apostolicus delineavit et fecit, Anno 1765', 'C.N. Cochin Direxis', and 'Augustinus de St. Aubin Sculpsit Parisus Anno 1770'.
    The prints, 21 ¾ in. x 34 ¾ in. (55.3 x 80.5 cm.), framed and glazed


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    A similar example of the 'Surrender of the Ili' was sold at Sotheby's New York, 17 March 2015, lot 224. A plate of the 'Victory of Qurman' is in the British Museum, no. 1848,0205.523.

    Provenance

    By repute, acquired in Sotheby's in the 1990s.