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.
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
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]