This traditional-style ancestor portrait depicts the mother of the Qianlong emperor's first empress, who lived from 1711 to 1748.

This traditional-style ancestor portrait depicts the mother of the Qianlong emperor's first empress, who lived from 1711 to 1748.

A fine porcelain from the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799 CE) of the Qing dynasty

A fine porcelain from the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799 CE) of the Qing dynasty

The Qianlong Emperor Viewing Paintings, 1746—c.1750,                           by Giuseppe Castiglione (Chinese name Lang Shining, 1688—1766) and Ding Guanpeng (fl.c. 1738—1768). Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper. The Palace Museum, Beijing.

The Qianlong Emperor Viewing Paintings, 1746—c.1750, by Giuseppe Castiglione (Chinese name Lang Shining, 1688—1766) and Ding Guanpeng (fl.c. 1738—1768). Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper. The Palace Museum, Beijing.

China | Tinder box with dragons; Ivory  | Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Reign of the Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795) | ©Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

China | Tinder box with dragons; Ivory | Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Reign of the Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795) | ©Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

PAIR OF IMPERIAL ALBUMS BY THE QIANLONG EMPEROR AFTER NI ZAN, INSET WITH JADE DISCS

PAIR OF IMPERIAL ALBUMS BY THE QIANLONG EMPEROR AFTER NI ZAN, INSET WITH JADE DISCS

Qianlong Emperor (Chinese and Manchu).svg

Qianlong Emperor (Chinese and Manchu).svg

Qianlong- the 6th emperor of the Manchu led Qing dynasty and brought it to its peak until the end of his rule

Qianlong- the 6th emperor of the Manchu led Qing dynasty and brought it to its peak until the end of his rule

Xu Yang was recruited as a court painter in 1751 and became one of the Qianlong Emperor’s leading artists, culminating with his being selected in 1764 to execute the Qianlong Southern Inspection Tour. This intimate fan painting shows Xu working in a miniaturist style and a decorative blue-and-green technique that differs markedly from his typically grand imperial commissions

Xu Yang was recruited as a court painter in 1751 and became one of the Qianlong Emperor’s leading artists, culminating with his being selected in 1764 to execute the Qianlong Southern Inspection Tour. This intimate fan painting shows Xu working in a miniaturist style and a decorative blue-and-green technique that differs markedly from his typically grand imperial commissions

Scenic Sites in the Qianlong Emperor’s Southern Inspection Tour, 19th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of John C. Ferguson, 1913 (13.220.134) | This work is featured in our “Painting with Threads” exhibition, on view through March 29, 2015 #AsianArt100

Scenic Sites in the Qianlong Emperor’s Southern Inspection Tour, 19th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of John C. Ferguson, 1913 (13.220.134) | This work is featured in our “Painting with Threads” exhibition, on view through March 29, 2015 #AsianArt100

Prajnaparamita Sutra ('Heart Sutra')  - an inscribed Celadon Jade book of the Qing dynasty, Qianlong period; panels set into pages of yellow silk brocade; the book is the smallest known example at only 3" high. It was made for the Qianlong Emperor, the inscriptions being facsimiles of his handwriting.  [chinese works of art ||| sotheby's hk0285lot3mkkfen] ["Splendours of the Qing Court"  April 11th 2008]

Prajnaparamita Sutra ('Heart Sutra') - an inscribed Celadon Jade book of the Qing dynasty, Qianlong period; panels set into pages of yellow silk brocade; the book is the smallest known example at only 3" high. It was made for the Qianlong Emperor, the inscriptions being facsimiles of his handwriting. [chinese works of art ||| sotheby's hk0285lot3mkkfen] ["Splendours of the Qing Court" April 11th 2008]

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