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Kristel Smentek: "Chinoiseries for Beijing: An Eighteenth-Century French Gift to the Emperor of China"

October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015

In 1766 a set of chinoiserie tapestries designed by François Boucher was presented to the Qianlong Emperor on behalf of the French administration. This lecture examines the circumstances of the gift and the remarkable Sino-French exchange of art objects it initiated.

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