Zhang Zongcang Chinese
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This tiny album was made for inclusion in a “treasure box,” one of the elaborate containers of precious objects that were favorites of the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1736–95) of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Albums were particularly well-suited to satisfying Qianlong’s love of miniatures, but court painters like Zhang Zongcang were also required to produce tiny handscrolls for treasure boxes.
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