Receiving the surrender of the Ili
52 x 90 cms
Engraved by Prevost, from a drawing of 1765 by Jesuit Ignatius Sichelbarth, to commemorate the Emperor Qianlong's victory in Central Asia 1755-59. Unobtainable and important view. One of a rare series of sixteen views, engraved for Qianlong in France under the supervision of C.N. Cochin, celebrating the emperor's victory over the muslims of Eastern Turkestan (Xingiang). Large showpiece. Of exceptional importance and rarity.