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painter, draftsman, engraver (printmaker), copyist, perspective painter, architect, clergyman
At the Beijing court, Castiglione copied Chinese art on behalf of the Chinese emperor. He worked for the emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong.
Nationality/school
Italian
Born
Milaan 1688-07-19
Deceased
Peking 1766-07-17
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
Christian religious scene, portrait, battle, animal painting (genre), bird scene, architecture (genre), vedute
During his stay in China, Castiglione was strongly influenced by Chinese painting style and in his work it became a fusion of Chinese and European art.
Medium/technique
inkt
Product
scroll painting
Comment
Castiglione was een Jezuitenpriester, die in 1714 als missionaris naar China vertrok en daar in hoog aanzien bij het keizerlijk hof kwam te staan.
Entered on: 2003-03-18; Modification on: 2017-11-14

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