Qianlong (1711–1799) is one of the most renowned emperors in Chinese history. He is the Emperor who reformed China, doubled its size and population, and nurtured the arts and letters with passion. He remained on the throne for sixty years (1736-1795) leaving his personal mark on the art of China. This Acropolis Museum exhibition boasted 154 exquisite works of art, ceremonial robes, furniture and functional objects from the Emperor's private apartments in the Palace of Many Splendors (Chonghua Gong) where, as he himself wrote, he spent his youth and drew inspiration for his subsequent plans for the successful management of his vast country.
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