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LANG SHINING (1688 - 1766), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LANG SHINING (1688 - 1766), Painter

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 19 July 1688, in Milan; died 16 July 1766, in Beijing, China.


Giuseppe Castiglione became a novice in the Society of Jesus in Genoa in 1707 in preparation for his mission to China. In 1710, he embarked for Portugal, where he decorated the walls of the Coimbra Convent, and four years later left for the Far East, arriving in Macau in

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