The art of Jiao Bingzhen during the Qing Dynasty

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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.

"Landscapes" (山水). Ink on paper
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.
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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
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 Deng Admonishing Her Clan for Extravagance,
Empress Deng Admonishing Her Clan for Extravagance, from Virtuous Empresses and Empresses Dowager in Successive Dynasties, by Jiao Bingzhen, early 1700s AD – Peabody Essex Museum
Empress Mingde Taking Care of Grandchildren
Empress Mingde Taking Care of Grandchildren, from Virtuous Empresses and Empresses Dowager in Successive Dynasties, by Jiao Bingzhen, early 1700s AD – Peabody Essex Museum
The-Xuande-Emperor-Carrying-the-Palanquin-of-Empress-Dowager-Zhang
The Xuande Emperor Carrying the Palanquin of Empress Dowager Zhang, 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.
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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