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QIANLONG (1711 - 1799), Painter, calligrapher

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
QIANLONG (1711 - 1799), Painter, calligrapher

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Chinese, 18th century, male.

Born 25 September 1711, in Beijing; died 7 February 1799, in Beijing.

Painter, calligrapher.

Qianlong was the fourth emperor of the Qing dynasty (1736-1796) and was well known as a painter himself and a great lover of art; he was patron to several court painters, particularly the European Jesuit missionaries such as Padre Giuseppe Castiglione (known as Lang Shining at the Chinese

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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