mid 19th century
Engraver Pierre Gissart
Dress officer, Mandarin of the first order in Tartar ceremonial dress according to the season of [low summer?]. 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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