c. 1765–74; poem dated 1758
Part of a set. See all set records
(Italian, d. 1781)
Etching, mounted in album form, 16 leaves plus two additional leaves of inscriptions
Overall: 51 x 87 cm (20 1/16 x 34 1/4 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1998.103.6
This set of etchings was commissioned by Emperor Qianlong to record in pictorial terms the courage of his generals and soldiers in quelling the rebellions in the Western Regions. Qianlong added his own poem to each of the etchings, indicating his appreciation and pride in this demonstration of military might. "Western Regions" refers to the present-day Xingjiang province, often described in Western writing as "Central Asia."
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