A copper-plate engraving of The Victory of Khorgos Qianlong Period

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 4406
A copper-plate engraving of The Victory of Khorgos
Qianlong Period

Sold for US$ 9,000 inc. premium
A copper-plate engraving of The Victory of Khorgos
Qianlong Period
Framed and glazed; depicting Emperor Qianlong's victory in Central Asia, after a drawing by Wang Zhicheng (Jean-Denis Attiret, 1702-1768), inscribed by Emperor Qianlong in 1758, later engraved in France by Jaques Philippe Le Bas (1707-1783) under the supervision of Charles Nicolas Cochin (1715-1790) in 1774 (staining).
20 x 34 1/2in (51 x 88cm)

Footnotes

  • For similar copper-plate engraving, see Sotheby's Hong Kong, 9 October 2007, lot 1313. Other similar engravings are in the Musee Guimet, Paris, illustrated in Michele Pirazzoli-t'Serstevens, Gravures des Conquetes de L'Empereur de Chine, K'ien-long au Musee Guimet, Paris, 1969, PP.44-46.

    This engraving is one of an original set of sixteen commissioned by Emperor Qianlong in 1765 to commemorate his victorious campaigns between 1755 and 1759 in Central Asia. The original drawings were undertaken by the Jesuit missionaries at court, including Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining), Jean-Denis Attiret (Wang Zhicheng), Ignatius Sichelbarth (Ai Qimeng) and Jean Damascene (An Deyi). A limited number of 200 sets were completed in Paris on specially produced paper by the best engravers of the time under the supervision of Charles-Nicolas Cochin of the Academie Royal at the Court of Louis XVI. The set finally made it back to Beijing in two batches, in 1772 and 1775, years after the deaths of both Attiret and Castiglione.
A copper-plate engraving of The Victory of Khorgos Qianlong Period
A copper-plate engraving of The Victory of Khorgos Qianlong Period
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins and Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Wine & Whisky

27.5% on the first $3,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $3,000 up to and including $400,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $400,000 up to and including $4,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $4,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.