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Giuseppe Castiglione

 (1688 - 1766)
Giuseppe Castiglione was active/lived in Italy, China.  Giuseppe Castiglione is known for painting.

Biography   Giuseppe Castiglione


Guiseppe Castiglione (1688-1766), a native of Milan, arrived in Beijing in 1715 and served under three emperors, Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong for over 51 years.  As a Jesuit missionary he entered the milieu of the imperial workshops and obtained the patronage and favour of all three emperors.  He was trained by his order as a painter of religious subjects before being sent to China and became an accomplished painter.

At the Chinese court he was obliged to paint under the direct supervision of the emperor.  Among the three rulers he served under, the Qianlong Emperor was possibly the most demanding, supervising every aspect of the work down to the smallest detail.  By adapting traditions and Chinese media, he created a unique style   ...  Displaying 750 of 1151 characters.

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A LARGE IMPERIAL PORTRAIT OF CONSORT CHUNHUI BY GIUSEPPE CASTIGLIONE AND OTHERS, TITLE CALLIGRAPHY BY THE QIANLONG EMPEROR QING DYNASTY (estimate upon request)
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