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Rarely seen work of Jesuit artists in China showcased

WASHINGTON (CNS): The Smithsonian art museums’ Empresses of China’s Forbidden City exhibit, on display from March 30 to June 23 at the Freer-Sackler galleries, in Washington DC, the United States, included the work of Brother Giuseppe Castiglione and Brother Ignatius Sichelbarth, 18th-century Jesuit missionaries, who offered their artistic services to the imperial court.
In the past, only royalty and high government officials saw their artwork.

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