LANG SHINING QUANJI 1688-1766. Complete Works of Giuseppe Castiglione 1688-1766. 郎世寧全集 1688-1766. Tianjin, 2015. 21, 239, 199 pp. Full page colour plates throughout both volumes, colour text plates. 2 vols. 38x27 cm. Cloth.
GBP 220.00
Large two-volume monograph illustrating the complete oeuvre of works by, or attributed to, the Italian missionary, Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining), who served as a painter at the Qing court in Beijing from 1715-1766 during the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong reigns. A total of 90 exceptional paintings, illustrated in their entirety and many with accompanying plates showing sections of paintings and handscrolls allowing full appreciation of the subject matter and Castiglione's fine painting technique. The suite of copperplate engravings 'Pingding Xiyu Zhan Tu' (The Pacification of the Western Regions) with which Castiglione was involved, are also shown. The large majority of paintings are in the collections of the Gugong Palace Museum in Beijing and the National Palace Museum in Taibei. Full page colour plates throughout both volumes. Nine interesting essays pertaining to the work of Castiglione, western influences in Chinese art at the time, other missionary painters etc. Text in Chinese.
Subjects: Missionaries Painting
Item 83 in List 203.
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