Castiglione Gardens V

Castiglione Gardens V

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Giuseppe Castiglione created a magnificent Imperial City to house the Chinese Emperor Qianlong's treasures. This collection of 5 plates of the Gardens from TROWBRIDGE are re-issues from the work completed by Giuseppe in 1783. They date from the turn of the 20th century and were, incredibly, found in a basement 20 years ago, after which the collection was purchased by Martin Trowbridge. It is thought they are all that remain from a published edition which was given as a present by French embassies throughout the world to visiting dignitaries. There are only three recorded copies of the original edition in the world.
• 28 x 43