Year of work：Qing Dynasty
Technique：giclee on rice paper
Silk edge width: L/R 5-8cm, U/D 10-20cm (according to size)
Artist: Lang Shining (1688-1766)
Giuseppe Castiglione, also known as Lang Shining, was born in 1688 in Italy. Castiglione’s style was based on the emphasis on color, perspective, and light found in Italian Renaissance art. In China, where Castiglione went by the Chinese name Lang Shining, he came to the Qianlong emperor's attention and served as an artist for the court. Following the taste and tradition of painting in China, Castiglione forged a new style that combined elements with his Western training in art. His paintings were done with Chinese materials but often incorporated Western techniques of shading and atmospheric perspective, imparting a sense of realism to the native themes.