Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th November 2014 - Fine Art & Antiques
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Lot 1130 Description
Charles Nicolas Cochin (French 1715 - 1790)/Francois Denis Née (French 1732 - 1817)/after Damascene, Father Jean also known as An Ti/Plate fifteen of sixteen: the conquest of the Emperor Qianlong, the Emperor goes to the outskirts to obtain personally news of the Officers and soldiers distinguished in the campaign against the Muslim tribes in 1772/hand coloured engraving, 58cm x 91cm (23" x 36")/ Note: The set of sixteen prints were commissioned by the Emperer Qianlong after seeing European battle prints . The Missionary painters, Castoglione, Attiret, Damascene and Sichelbarth were commissioned to prepare drawings, these were sent to France and engraved under the supervision of Charles Nicolas Cochin. The complete set is very rare. Literature: Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery Collection GLAHA9257
Condition ReportThe engraving has been folder there is foxing to the margin and to the engraving.
The print has been close mounted so that we cannot see the full extent of the margin.
There is a small hole upper centre left of the flags.
Sold for £800
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