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Gugong Museum ed: CHUANXIN ZHI MEI: FANDIGANG BOWUGUAN CANG ZHONGGUO WENWU ZHAN. Beauty Unites Us: Chinese Art from the Vatican Museums. Beijing, 2019. 228 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 29x21 cm. Boards.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Gugong Palace Museum in Beijing showing 78 exhibits of Chinese art, the large majority loaned from the Vatican Museums and supplemented by a few relevant items from the Gugong collection. The majority of the items are Qing dynasty, a few from the early 20th century and also a few earlier pieces. In three main sections; Catholic Art, Buddhist Art, Secular Art. Includes gifts to the Popes from China plus other pieces that have entered the Vatican collection over time, particularly Catholic religious items made in China. One famous item on display was the long and detailed painted handscroll from the Kangxi reign showing the Great Wall and the different territories it crosses. Illustrated throughout. Dual texts in Chinese and English.
Subjects: Art Foreigners in
Available, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 15 in printed List 197.
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