Etching by Helman - Ceremony for Ancestors of  Emperor

Etching by Helman - Ceremony for Ancestors of Emperor

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1800: Item # 1243793

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A fine print, engraved by Isidore-Stanislas Helman (1743 - 1806) in 1788. The emperor Qianlong ordered in 1766 in France a series of copper engravings representing its conquests of 1755-1759 against the Eleuthes. Only a few copies stayed in Europe. To satisfy the curiosity of the public, the engraver Isidore-Stanislas Helman produced a reduced version. To an era where China fascinated the European public, Helman offered engraving by which he greatly contributed to popularize China in Europe. Condition: trimmed, margins with minimal foxing. Dimension: plate: 30.6 cm x 43.3 cm, sheet: 37.7 cm x 50.2 cm.