The Battle at Oroi-jalatu

    SKU: brimus202

    From £20.00 Members' price from *

    About

    From 1755 to 1759 the Qianlong emperor was engaged in a campaign against the Zhungar Mongols and Turkic Muslims in East Turkestan (present-day Xinjiang). His victories resulted in a significant territorial expansion of the Qing empire. The emperor commemorated this military achievement with victory celebrations, by composing poems and by ordering the production of paintings and engraved stelae. The paintings included a hundred portraits of meritorious military and civil officials and sixteen war depictions, such as battles and military rituals, and were hung in the Hall of Purple Splendour (Ziguangge). This was a pavilion in the gardens of the imperial palace that was reconstructed in 1760 by the Qianlong emperor to create a memorial hall of fame where military art and war trophies were displayed, and foreign tributaries received. Having seen prints by the engraver Georg Philipp Rugendas I (1666--1742), the Qianlong emperor ordered four missionary artists, including Giuseppe Castiglione, to make reduced drawings of the sixteen paintings for despatch to Europe to be engraved and printed. The commission went to France and the project was directed by Charles-Nicolas Cochin fils in Paris. Work began in 1767 and ended in 1774, when the last consignment was shipped to China. This impression was printed in Paris from the original copper plate shows a surprise attack in 1756, supposedly at night, by the Qing general Zhaohui against the Zunghars. However, the rebels besieged the Qing forces, who were rescued by relief troops, and Zhaohui had to withdraw to neighbouring Barköl. The main encampment and the troops are shown in the middle ground, but the viewer’s eye is drawn to the dramatic scene in the foreground, where the figures are portrayed in great detail and movement.

    Specification

    Artist: Jacques-Philippe Le Bas
    Details: The Battle at Oroï-jalatu, Jacques-Philippe Le Bas (1707–83) after a drawing by Giuseppe Castiglione (1688–1766), from a set of prints recording the Qianlong emperor’s East Turkestan campaign, copperplate engraving, 1770, Paris. (c) The Trustees of the British Museum

    Paper prints are framed with high grade Perspex (Plexiglas).

    Select from 2 materials: Fine art paper or Canvas.
    Select from 3 sizes: Small (50cm), Medium (80cm) or Large (100cm).
    Select from 6 frames: Black, Dark brown, Gold, Maple, White or Unframed.

    This price is inclusive of VAT

    Delivery

    Delivery charges: are included in the price of your art print.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    As these prints are made to order, they may take slightly longer than other products to be delivered.
    Unframed prints: Up to 10 working days.
    Framed prints: Up to 21 working days.

    For more information, please see our full Delivery policy here
    1. Choose your paper

    Archival Art Print

    From £20.00

    Fine Art Canvas

    From £20.00

    2. Choose a size

    Small

    10 x 6 in

    From £XX.XX

    Medium

    10 x 6 in

    From £XX.XX

    Large

    10 x 6 in

    From £XX.XX

    3. Choose a frame

    Black

    10 x 6 in

    From £XX.XX

    Dark Brown Frame

    10 x 6 in

    From £XX.XX

    Gold

    10 x 6 in

    From £XX.XX

    Unframed

    10 x 6 in

    From £XX.XX

    Unframed

    10 x 6 in

    From £XX.XX

    Unframed

    10 x 6 in

    From £XX.XX

    4. Buy

    From £20.00

    Add to basket