Jiao Bingzhen (焦秉贞; born in Jining, Shandong; 1689–1726) was a noted painter and astronomer.
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He is regarded as one of the first Qing dynasty painters to be influenced by the Jesuits at the Directorate of Astronomy.
Later he became a Roman Catholic. His favourite subjects were portraits, whole figures, landscapes and buildings.
Leaf 2 from the painter’s album entitled “Landscapes” (山水). Ink on paper. Width 26.4 cm, Height 26.2 cm. Located in National Palace Museum, Taipei. Leaf 2 from the painter’s album entitled “Paintings of Ladies” (畫仕女圖). Ink and color on silk. Width 20.4 cm, Height 30.9 cm. Located in National Palace Museum, Taipei. between 1689 and 1726. Scan from “New Visions at the Ch’ing Court” Empress Cao Growing Grains and Rearing Silkworms, from Virtuous Empresses and Empresses Dowager in Successive Dynasties, by Jiao Bingzhen, early 1700s AD – Peabody Essex Museum Empress Mingde Taking Care of Grandchildren, from Virtuous Empresses and Empresses Dowager in Successive Dynasties, by Jiao Bingzhen, early 1700s AD – Peabody Essex Museum Rice cultivation: four men transplanting rice seedlings (?) in a paddy field, while behind them two men irrigate the field. Woodcut, 1696.
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