Lot 101
Bataille Gagnée Par Tchao-Hoei and Combat du 1er Septembre 1759 Dans la Montagne de Poulok-Kol

ENGRAVED BY HELMAN (1743-1806), 1785 1785年「霍斯庫魯克之戰」及「阿爾楚爾之戰」銅版畫
Ink and colour on paper, framed

height 10.6" x width 16.9"
height 27.0 cm x width 43.0 cm

Est. $3000/5000
Realised: $9000
Auction Date: 11/30/2015

Note: Two engravings from the same plate were sold at Sotheby’s Paris, June 14, 2007, lot 181 (part)

Another two were sold at Sotheby’s Paris, June 9, 2011, lot 158 (part)

Complete sets of these engravings are rare. There was one gifted to Jacques Necker by Louis XVI that is in the collection of the Château Coppet in Switzerland.

These engravings are from the second edition of the series Les Conquêtes de L'Empereur de la Chine, which was comissioned by Emperor Qianlong in 1765 (see lot 100). This edition, based on the design of the original, was engraved by Isidore Stanislas Helman who was a pupil of Le Bas. While the first edition contained only sixteen engravings, Helman added additional scenes of the conquests, including these two plates.

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