Some damp damage to the right-hand edge. Bought antique shop Beijing 1990's.
Was an Italian Jesuit brother and missionary in China, where he served as an artist at the imperial court of three emperors: the Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong emperors. He painted in a style that is a fusion of European and Chinese traditions. The Kangxi Emperor (16541722), given name Xuanye, was the fourth Emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the second Qing emperor to rule over China proper.The Kangxi Emperor's reign of 61 years (from 1661 until 1722) makes him the longest-reigning emperor in Chinese history (although his grandson, the Qianlong Emperor, had the longest period of de facto power) and one of the longest-reigning rulers in the world. However, since he ascended the throne at the age of seven, actual power was held for six years by four regents and his grandmother, the Grand Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang. The Kangxi Emperor is considered one of China's greatest emperors. He suppressed the Revolt of the Three Feudatories, forced the Kingdom of Tungning in Taiwan and assorted Mongol rebels in the North and Northwest to submit to Qing rule, and blocked Tsarist Russia on the Amur River, retaining Outer Manchuria and Outer Northwest China. The Kangxi Emperor's reign brought about long-term stability and relative wealth after years of war and chaos. He initiated the period known as the "Prosperous Era of Kangxi and Qianlong" or "High Qing", which lasted for several generations after his death.
His court also accomplished such literary feats as the compilation of the Kangxi Dictionary. The item "Chinese Scroll Kangxi Emperor Imperial Xuanye Kang-Hsi portrait Castiglione" is in sale since Monday, November 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Paintings". The seller is "atticism" and is located in Collaroy, NSW.
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