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Giuseppe Castiglione: A Jesuit Painter at the Court of the Chinese Emperors by Cecile and Michel Beurdeley - First Edition - 1971 - from BanditBooks and Biblio.com

Giuseppe Castiglione: A Jesuit Painter at the Court of the Chinese Emperors

by Cecile and Michel Beurdeley

Condition: Very Good+/Very Good


Giuseppe Castiglione: A Jesuit Painter at the Court of the Chinese Emperors By Cecile and Michel Beurdeley, Translated by Michael Bullock, Published by Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1st Edition, Hardcover, Dust Jacket, 1971 ---- Very Good Condition. The book and dust jacket are clean, secure binding, unmarked, no writing, no highlighting, crisp inner pages, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds, no remainder marks, not ex-library. Some light signs of dust jacket wear and fading from use, storage and handling. Please review pictures for greater detail. Free USA Shipping ---- Giuseppe Castiglione (1688 – 1766), was an Italian Jesuit father and missionary in China, where he served as an artist at the imperial court of three emperors – the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors. He painted in a style that is a fusion of European and Chinese traditions. While in China, Castiglione took the name Lang Shining. Castiglione adapted his Western painting style to Chinese themes and taste. His earliest surviving painting created in such style was from the first year of Yongzheng's reign in 1723. Although Castaglione was favoured by Yongzheng who commissioned a number of works by him, Yongzheng's reign was a difficult period for Jesuits as Christianity was suppressed and those missionaries not working for the emperor were expelled. His skill as an artist was appreciated by the Qianlong Emperor, and Castiglione served the Emperor for three decades and was granted increasingly higher official rank within the Qing court. He spent many years in the court painting various subjects, including the portraits of the emperor and empress. Qianlong showed particularly interest in paintings of tribute horses presented to Emperor on which Castiglione painted a series. Castiglione died in Beijing in 17 July 1766. An obituary was personally penned by Qianlong, who also erected a special stone in Castiglione's memory.
  • Bookseller: BanditBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 227
  • Title: Giuseppe Castiglione: A Jesuit Painter at the Court of the Chinese Emperors
  • Author: Cecile and Michel Beurdeley
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good+
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle Company
  • Date published: 1971
  • Keywords: Giuseppe Castiglione, A Jesuit Painter at the Court of the Chinese Emperors, Cecile and Michel Beurdeley, Michael Bullock, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Art, China, Artist, Missionary
  • Bookseller catalogs: Art & Photography; History; Non-Fiction; Academic;

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