Imagining Qianlong: Louis XV’s Chinese Emperor Tapestries and Battle Scene Prints at the Imperial Court in Beijing

This unique exhibition highlights four of the magnificent chinoiserie tapestries of Chinese Emperor Qianlong, woven after designs by François Boucher at the famous Beauvais Manufactory in 1758–1760. The large and well-preserved textiles shown in Hong Kong were commissioned by King Louis XV, part of which was presented to Emperor Qianlong in 1766. These celebrated tapestries are accompanied by another historic set of prints, entitled 'Conquests of the Qianlong Emperor', painted by Jesuits.

In the mid-eighteenth century, the Chinese and French Empires idolised each other and cultural influences and exchanges of this kind were significant.


3:00pm - 3:30pm English tour

3:30pm - 4:00pm Cantonese tour

4:00pm - 4:30pm French tour

VENUE: University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong

1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

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Free admission