China: The Three Emperors - 1162-1795
Portrait of the Kangxi Emperor in Court Dress, by Anonymous court artists. Late Kangxi period. Hanging scroll, colour on silk. The Palace Museum, Beijing.

Portrait of the Kangxi Emperor in Court Dress, by anonymous court artists. Late Kangxi period. Hanging scroll, colour on silk. The Palace Museum, Beijing.

China: The Three Emperors, 1662—1795

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This magnificent exhibition is devoted to the artistic and cultural riches of Imperial China. Spanning the reigns of three Emperors, Kangxi (1662—1722), Yongzheng (1723—35) and Qianlong (1736—95), it focuses on the most powerful rulers of China’s last dynasty: the Qing. Each Emperor employed the greatest artists and workshops of his day to glorify his rule.

China: The Three Emperors, 1662—1795 features over 370 treasures, including precious robes and palace furnishings, paintings and painted scrolls, weapons and ceremonial armour, clocks and astronomical instruments, antique jades and bronzes, ingenious scientific instruments, the finest porcelain, carvings and lacquer ware, elegant furniture, a sedan chair and an imperial throne.

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