414. [Asia - China]
HELMAN, Isidore-Stanislas; ATTIRET, Jean-Denis (after)
Engr., 26,8 x 42,9 cm, old hand-coloured (sl. toned, sm. defects).
Framed (not studied outside frame).
Rare pl. from the 'Batailles et Conquêtes de l'Empereur de Chine', a series of 16 pl. on the military campaigns of the Qianlong emperor (1711-1799). He had the 16 large-scale battle paintings (8 metres wide and 4 metres high), a co-production of Chinese court painters and 4 European Jesuits, produced on his orders, engraved in Paris under the direction of Ch.-N. Cochin. These series were distributed only in China, but Helman reproduced them in reduced size.
Ref. Cordier, H. - Les conquêtes de l'empereur de la Chine, Mémoires concernant l'Asie orientale I (Paris, 1913), pp. 1-18.
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