Imperial Procession

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Artist: Formerly attributed to Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Mid to late 19th century
Ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 68.4 x 666 cm (26 15/16 x 262 3/16 in)
Credit Line
Transfer from the Museum of History and Technology. Gift of Mrs. Umberto de Martini
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)

To ?
Mrs. Umberto de Martini. [1]

From ? to 1972
Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology, gift of Mrs. Umberto de Martini. [2]

From 1972
Freer Gallery of Art, transferred from the Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology. [3]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Mrs. Umberto de Martini gave the hand scroll at an unknown date to what was then the Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, now known as the National Museum of American History.

[3] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Mrs. Umberto de Martini

Published References
  • Culture, Art, Religion: Wu Li (1632-1718) and His Inner Journey. Macau Ricci Institute Series, no. 3, 1st ed. Macao. p. 216, fig. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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