C1764

Salle Imperiale de L’Audience. [Beijing]

Early C18th view of the Imperial Palace Beijing derived from Johannes Nieuhof’s travels.

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Full Title:

Salle Imperiale de L’Audience. [Beijing]

Date:

C1764

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

263mm 
x 177mm
AUTHENTICITY
Salle Imperiale de L'Audience. [Beijing] - Antique Print from 1764

Genuine antique
dated:

1764

Description:

Early C18th view of the Imperial Palace Beijing derived from Johannes Nieuhof’s travels.

Johan Nieuhof (1618 - 1672)

Nieuhof worked for the VOC (Dutch East India Company) 1660 -1667 in India, Ceylon and Batavia until 1670. The VOC unsuccessfully tried to break the Portuguese monopoly on trade to Macau so they sent four embassies to Beijing between 1655 and 1685. As purser of the VOC-embassy to Peking Johan Nieuhof in 1655 had special instructions to observe all "farms, towns, palaces, rivers, ..." that he might pass by, drawing them "in straight form and figure". The pictures from these reports encouraged chinoiserie, which became especially popular in the 18th century.

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