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Colao Chinois ou Ministre d'Estat et Mandarin du premier Order en habit de Ceremonie a la Chinoise

Date

1697

Artist

Engraver Pierre Gissart

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Description

Chinese Colao, or Imperial Minister, in Chinese ceremonial dress, adopting the necessary posture for appearing in the presence of the emperor. Album: Published in "L'estat present de la Chine, en figures dedié a Monseigneur le duc & à Madame la Duchesse de Bourgogne", 1697, by Joachim Bouvet (1656-1730). Bouvet travelled to China in 1687, as one of six Jesuits, the first group of French missionaries to China, sent by Louis XIV of France.

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Location

China

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