Reconciling Two Careers: The Jesuit Memoir of Giuseppe Castiglione Lay Brother and Qing Imperial Painter

@article{Musillo2008ReconcilingTC,
  title={Reconciling Two Careers: The Jesuit Memoir of Giuseppe Castiglione Lay Brother and Qing Imperial Painter},
  author={Marco Musillo},
  journal={Eighteenth-Century Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={42},
  pages={45 - 59}
}
  • Marco Musillo
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • This essay explores the dual nature of Giuseppe Castiglione's career. As a professional trained artist and Lay Brother, from 1715 to 1766 Castiglione was deployed through the Jesuit Order in the Qing workshops. My analysis of Castiglione's unique career is based predominantly on an unpublished manuscript source, the Jesuit posthumous memoir of the artist, today in the main archive of the Order in Rome. The memoir describes Castiglione's professional engagement between his European and Chinese… CONTINUE READING
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