The Qianlong Emperor as Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom
Artist: Imperial workshop, Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining), 1688-1766
Ink, color, and gold on silk
H x W (image): 113.6 x 64.3 cm (44 3/4 x 25 5/16 in)
portrait, Buddhism, dragon, nirvana, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Manjushri, lotus, tomb, China, monk, emperor, dharmachakra, Chinese Art
Purchase--Anonymous donor and Museum funds
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Private collection, Europe  To 2000 Anthony Carter, London, to 2000 From 2000 Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Anthony Carter, through Christopher B. Bruckner (Asian Art Gallery), London, in 2000  Notes:  A letter (see copy in the object file) written by the London solicitors Rochman Landau states that they have seen a written statement that this object was in a previous owner's private European family collection for a period in excess of thirty years (according to Curatorial Note 4 in the object record).  According to Curatorial Note 4 in the object record.
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