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        The Jesuits in China

        French School, (17th century); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 17th Century. Jesuites en Chine; Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) Italian Jesuit Missionary; Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591-1666) German Jesuit missionary, mathematician and astronomer; Ferdinand Verbiest (1623-88) Flemish Jesuit missionary, mathematician and astronomer; Xu Guangqi (1562-1633) Chinese bureaucrat, scientist, astronomer and mathematician, Prime Minister of State who took the baptismal name of Paul Siu Colao; Candida Xu (1607-80) Guangqi's Granddaughter and patron of Christianity; portrait; portraits; astronomy; religion; robes; instruments; astronomical; device; devices; armillary; globe; instrument; cross; crosses; Roman; Catholic; convert; converted; Paulo; Pere; father; missionaries; scientific; mathematical; traditional; Chinese dress; Asian costume; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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