(1708 - 1780)
Qimeng Ai was active/lived in Germany, China. Qimeng Ai is known for Portrait, bird and animal painting.
Biography Qimeng Ai
Ai Qimeng (Ignatius Sichelbarth, 1708-1780), Qing dynasty
Ignatius Sichelbarth was a Jesuit missionary from Bohemia (modern Czech Republic) and had the Chinese name Ai Qimeng. He entered service at the Qianlong court in 1745, initially in the painting section of the Imperial Workshop and later at the Ruyi Hall. Especially good at painting portraits and birds and animals, he also studied under another Jesuit, Giuseppe Castiglione whose style was similar.