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K ang Hsi, Ch ing emperor of China (1661-1722), on an inspection tour in the south. Painted silk scroll, 1689


K ang Hsi, Ch ing emperor of China (1661-1722), on an inspection tour in the south. Painted silk scroll, 1689


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K ang Hsi, Ch ing emperor of China (1661-1722), on an inspection tour in the south. Painted silk scroll, 1689

CHINA: INSPECTION TOUR.
K ang Hsi, Ch ing emperor of China (1661-1722), on an inspection tour in the south. Painted silk scroll, 1689

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1689 Attendant China Chinese Emperor Expedition Horsemen Inspection Kneeling Parasol Peasant Riding Rural Scroll Silk Tour Troop


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This print showcases the illustrious K'ang Hsi, the Ch'ing emperor of China from 1661 to 1722, during his inspection tour in the southern regions. Created on a delicate painted silk scroll in 1689, this artwork captures the essence of imperial power and grandeur. In this scene, we witness Emperor K'ang Hsi surrounded by an entourage of attendants and soldiers as they traverse through rural landscapes. The emperor sits atop a majestic horse, exuding authority and grace while donning traditional Chinese attire. His presence commands attention as he meticulously inspects his empire's southern territories. The painting beautifully depicts the diverse elements of Chinese society during that era. Peasants kneel along the path to pay their respects to their revered leader, showcasing both loyalty and reverence towards their emperor. Horsemen ride alongside him with utmost precision and discipline, symbolizing strength and protection. The intricately detailed scroll also captures small nuances such as parasols held above important figures to shield them from the sun's rays. This attention to detail highlights not only artistic skill but also cultural customs prevalent at that time. Overall, this remarkable piece serves as a window into history – offering us a glimpse into one of China's most influential emperors on his journey through uncharted territories. It is an exquisite representation of fine art that encapsulates both beauty and historical significance for all who behold it.

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