Jean-Damascène Sallusti

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Jean-Damascène Sallusti
Died 1781
Nationality Italian
Other names An Deyi
Occupation Bishop of Beijing, Missionary to China, court painter under the Qianlong Emperor
Organization Augustinian order and Jesuits
Works "Battle Copper Prints", commemorating the I-li campaign

Jean-Damascène Sallusti (An Deyi) (d. 1781) was an Italian missionary to China, as well as a court painter under the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing dynasty.

A member of the Augustinian order, and later a Jesuit, Sallusti was (somewhat controversially) appointed Bishop of Beijing in 1778, a position he held until his death in 1781.[1][2][3][4][5] As a painter, he was a contemporary of Giuseppe Castiglione and Ignatius Sichelbart, and with them was responsible for the creation of the Emperor's "Battle Copper Prints", commemorating the I-li campaign.[6][7] Work by Sallusti is held in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.[8]


  1. ^ Arnold Horrex Rowbotham (January 1966). Missionary and mandarin: the Jesuits at the court of China. Russell & Russell. p. 190. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Michael Sullivan (1989). The meeting of Eastern and Western art. University of California Press. p. 74. ISBN 978-0-520-05902-3. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  3. ^ L. Swerts; Mon Van Genechten; K. De Ridder (1 January 2002). Mon Van Genechten (1903-1974): Flemish Missionary and Chinese Painter : Inculturation of Chinese Christian Art. Leuven University Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-90-5867-222-3. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Hong Kong Museum of Art (1997). 從北京到凡爾賽: 中法美術交流. 香港市政局. p. 233. ISBN 978-962-215-151-2. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Kember, Pamela. "An Tai or An Deyi, An T'ai, Ngan T'ai, An Ruowang, Ngan Jouo-Wang; real name: Giovanni Damasceno Sallust; other names: Salusti or Salutti, Giovanni Damasceno; Jean, Damascène". Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Le Bas, Jacques-Philippe (1770). "A Victory Banquet Given by the Emperor for the Distinguished Officers and Soldiers". World Digital Library (in French). Xinjiang, China. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Jacques Gernet (31 May 1996). A History of Chinese Civilization. Cambridge University Press. p. 522. ISBN 978-0-521-49781-7. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Battle at yixi'er ku'ernao'er/ from battle scenes of the quelling of rebellions in the western regions, with imperial poems". Collection. Cleveland Museum of Art. Retrieved 1 June 2013.