49: Pair (2) Watercolor on Silk Attrib. Ch'ien Lung.
H - 22 W - 11 1/4" (paper image) Ch'ien Lung (Chinese 1730 - 1795) Ch'ien-lung (1711-1799) was the fourth emperor of the Ch'ing or Manchu dynasty in China. His rule covered a span of 63 years a reign longer than any other in the recorded history of China, dating back to the Shang dynasty, 1766-1122 B.C. Ch'ien-lung is well known in Chinese history as one of the greatest imperial patrons of arts and letters. The Emperor was a connoisseur of art and literature and often dabbled in painting and calligraphy as well as composing prose and poetry.