La Cité Interdite

Portrait de Kangxi en tenue ordinaire, Œuvre anonyme, peinte dans les ateliers du palais Dynastie Qing, période Kangxi (1662-1722)





Portrait de l’impératrice, épouse de l’empereur Mingzong, Anonyme ; extrait d’un portfolio de portraits des impératrices, des concubines et des princes héritiers de la dynastie Yuan Dynastie Yuan (1271-1368)





« On offre [à l’Empereur] des prisonniers [faits lors] de la pacification des tribus musulmanes », Louis-Joseph Masquelier, d’après Jean-Denis

Attiret, vers 1766-1774 1760





« Poulain tout à son aise », cheval isabelle, Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining) Dynastie Qing, période Qianlong (1736-1795)




Pin, faucon et champignon d’immortalité, Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining). Dynastie Qing, période Yongzheng (1723-1735) 




The Forbidden City at the Louvre – Chinese Emperors and French Kings

This exhibition invites visitors to explore objects from the collections of Chinese emperors, through a selection of 130 works, on exceptional loan from the Palace Museum at the Forbidden City in Beijing. In all, 800 years of history are covered, from the Yuan dynasty to the dawn of the modern era. The event is organized around three main aspects, presented in three distinct exhibition spaces in the museum. The introductory section, presented in the History of the Louvre rooms, lays the ground work for the overall presentation, establishing the chronology for the exhibition and underscoring the frequent exchanges between France and China. The fortified architecture of the Forbidden City is the subject examined in the moats of the medieval Louvre and the Salle de la Maquette, while the question of the imperial collections is addressed in the Espace Richelieu, with a special focus on the Qianlong emperor.


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