This traditional-style ancestor portrait depicts the mother of the Qianlong emperor's first empress, who lived from 1711 to 1748. | Portrait of Lirongbao's Wife (fl. 17th century) 18th-19th century | Qing dynasty | Ink and color on silk | China | Purchase--Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff | Arthur M. Sackler Gallery | S1991.129

This traditional-style ancestor portrait depicts the mother of the Qianlong emperor's first empress, who lived from 1711 to 1748. | Portrait of Lirongbao's Wife (fl. 17th century) 18th-19th century | Qing dynasty | Ink and color on silk | China | Purchase--Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff | Arthur M. Sackler Gallery | S1991.129

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

The Qianlong Emperor (Chien-lung Emperor); born Hongli (Hung-li; Chinese: 弘曆; Möllendorff transliteration hung li); 25 September 1711 – 7 February 1799) was the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty, and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. The fourth son of the Yongzheng Emperor, he reigned officially from 11 October 1735 to 8 February 1796.

The Qianlong Emperor (Chien-lung Emperor); born Hongli (Hung-li; Chinese: 弘曆; Möllendorff transliteration hung li); 25 September 1711 – 7 February 1799) was the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty, and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. The fourth son of the Yongzheng Emperor, he reigned officially from 11 October 1735 to 8 February 1796.

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

Porcelain Dragon Vase from the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (1735–1796), Qing Dynasty.

Porcelain Dragon Vase from the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (1735–1796), Qing Dynasty.

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 (Chinese: 乾隆帝), 25 September 1711 – 7 February 1799) was the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty, and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. The fourth son of the Yongzheng Emperor, he reigned officially from 11 October 1735 to 8 February 1796. On 8 February, he abdicated in favor of his son, the Jiaqing Emperor – a filial act in order not to reign longer than his grandfather, the illustrious Kangxi Emperor.

The Qianlong Emperor (Chinese: 乾隆帝), 25 September 1711 – 7 February 1799) was the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty, and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. The fourth son of the Yongzheng Emperor, he reigned officially from 11 October 1735 to 8 February 1796. On 8 February, he abdicated in favor of his son, the Jiaqing Emperor – a filial act in order not to reign longer than his grandfather, the illustrious Kangxi Emperor.

Forbidden City - Equestrian painting of the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1735–1796) by Giuseppe Castiglione

Forbidden City - Equestrian painting of the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1735–1796) by Giuseppe Castiglione

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 (13.220.136) | 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 (13.220.136) | This work is featured in our “Painting with Threads” exhibition, on view through March 29, 2015 #AsianArt100

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