Condition: Laid down on cardboard. Abrasions, losses, soiling and old touch-ups mostly of small wormholes.
Provenance: The collection of Rémi Bonnaud, director of a French silk mill in Indochina before 1940, acquired locally and thence by descent in the same family. A notable southern French collection, acquired from the above.
Dimensions: 88 x 39 cm (the painting) and 102 x 50 cm (the board).
Giuseppe Castiglione, S.J. (Lang Shining, 19 July 1688 – 17 July 1766), was an Italian Jesuit brother and a missionary in China, where he served as an artist at the imperial court of three emperors –Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong. He painted in a style that is a fusion of European and Chinese traditions.