Emperor Qianlong - the ultimate renaissance ruler and fine art collector
Lecture | Address on booking
Friday 2 June 2017 - 18:45 until 21:00
Despite being one of the greatest of all the Chinese Emperors guiding China through a period of unquestionable political, economic and cultural prosperity it is in the field of art and culture that Qianlong made the greatest contribution to China's heritage. He amassed a huge treasure trove of works of art from previous dynasties as well as acquiring objects of the finest current workmanship which included paintings, porcelain, jade, textiles, enamelling, ivory carvings and snuff bottles.
David Rosier is a chartered insurer by profession and it was whilst he was living and working in Hong Kong that he and his wife assembled an amazing collection of textiles and costume accessories some of which he will bring to show. Since his retirement he has built up a second career lecturing on various aspects of Imperial Chinese culture. These have proved so popular that he has been asked to lead a cultural tour of China in the autumn of 2017.
Substantial canapés and wine before the lecture, coffee and a wickedly indulgent pud afterwards.
This event has been organised by the Angus Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.