The Paintings of
Brother Giuseppe Castiglione, SJ

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Scott 2827a
CHINA (Taiwan), 1991, a souvenir sheet, Scott 2827a
painted in 1758, when Castiglione was 71 years old

Scott 2826     Scott 2827
CHINA (Taiwan)
, 1991, Scott 2826 - 2827

Scott 2249a
DOMINICA, 1999, 19th and 20th Chinese painting under Western influence, Scott 2249a
showing Castiglione's Eight Prize Steeds.
Pride of place on this mini-sheet of 19 stamps went to Castiglione

Scott 253
UNION ISLAND, 2001, images from Ten Prized Steeds, Scott 253

Scott 799B
THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, 2002, from a sheet of 12 for the Year of the Horse, Scott 799B
Castiglione's Kazaks offering horses in tribute to the Emperor Qianlong

Scott 800
THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, 2002, a souvenir sheet for the Year of the Horse, Scott 800
Castiglione's Emperor Qianlong Leaving for his Summer Residence

Scott 583 Scott 583 S/S
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, 2004, Scott 583
Castiglione's White Gibbon

Scott 584 Scott 584 S/S
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, 2004, Scott 584
Castiglione's White Gibbon

Scott 2725 SCN ?
GRENADA GRENADINES, 2009,a souvenir sheet for the China World Stamp Exposition
featuring four portraits of Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799), the first three by are attributed to Castiglione, Scott 2725
GHANA, 5 June 2015, a souvenir sheet features Giuseppe Castiglione's 1758 painting in the Palace Museum
The Qianlong Emperor in Ceremonial Armor on Horseback
(also available imperf)

The first three images on the above souvenir sheet are (left to right) details from Castiglione's Inauguration Portrait of Qianlong and Wives (1736), Castiglione's scroll The Qianlong Emperor Viewing Paintings (1746-c.1750) by Castiglione and Ding Guanpeng (fl. c. 1738-1768), and The Emperor Qianlong in His Study (before 1767) attributed to Giuseppe Castiglione and Jin Tingbiao (active at court 1757-1767).

Scott 4289 Scott 4290   Scott 4291 Scott 4292 Scott 4293 Scott 4294 Scott 4295 Scott 4296
CHINA (Taiwan)
29 March 2016, an issue of 8 of his paintings: Peach Blossom (5), Peony (5), Peony (7), Begonia and Magnolia (9), Papaver Rhoeas and Iris Japonica (10), Roses and Wild Flowers (10), Cherry Blossoms (12), Carnation (12), Scott 4289-4296

birds birds
There are also two sets of Castiglione cinderellas, of different sizes, the origin, reason and date of which are not known to me.
One set (left) is titled Selection of Castiglione's Flower-bird Paintings;
the other (right) is titled at the top Chinese Commemorative Government Postal Stamp of (National) Treasures,
and at the bottom Castiglione's name in Chinese characters, his dates, and the subject.

SCN 1472
CHINA, 1979, the Summer Palace at Beijing, Scott 1472

While Brother Castiglione is more famous and more represented in philately as a painter, he was also an architect. Yuanming Yuan or the Old Summer Palace was laid our during the Yuan dynasty of the Mongols. But it was fully developed during the Qing dynasty. Castiglione had been appointed Minister of the Fengchenyuan, in charge of maintaining the imperial gardens. As such, from 1745 to 1759 he collaborated with his fellow Jesuits, Michel Benoist, Jean-Marie Attiret and Ignatius Sichelbart, to design Western-style pavilions, which eventually covered about 4% of the land area. Western powers, headed by the British and French, destroyed it in 1860. Twenty-six years later it was restored on its original foundations.

Scott 4261 Scott 4265 Scott 4262

Scott 4263 Scott 4264
CHINA (Taiwan),
2015, the 300th anniversary of Castiglione's arrival in China
Four stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring his paintings,
issued in coordination with the National Palace Museum's special exhibition highlighting his life and his art, Scott 4261-4265

The souvenir sheet includes 2 stamps (NT$70 and NT$12) and features Golden Pheasant in Spring, a hanging scroll, depicting two pheasants perched on a garden rock beside a mountain stream. Surrounding the rock are flowers, bamboo and spirit fungi. The stamps show (1) Gathering of Auspicious Signs, a hanging scroll (NT$5) depicting a celadon vase filled with plants that signify auspiciousness, including lotus flowers, lotus seed-pods, and ears of rice, one of Castiglione's earliest dated work. (2) Long-haired Dog Beneath Blossoms, a hanging scroll (NT$5) with a brown puppy next to a garden rock beneath a blossoming peach tree. (3) Ayusi Sweeping Bandits with a Lance, a handscroll (NT$9): Ayusi, a Zunghar from Xinjiang, after being sentenced to dismemberment for the crime he committed, he escaped and defected to the Qing court. Upon hearing about his bravery and his military skills, Emperor Qianlong summoned him, gifting him with silver and appointing him as an imperial guard. In 1755, Ayusi won his fame by attacking Gadan-Ola and quelled the rebellion. For this, Emperor Qianlong wrote an ode and commissioned Castiglione to paint this portrait. (4) Cochin Lemur, a hanging scroll (NT$9), painted in 1761, this painting possibly depicts a ring-tailed lemur from Madagascar, but according to the inscription on the painting, Emperor Qianlong thought it was an animal called a guoran from Cochin (today's Vietnam).