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2004.19.1 - Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court

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Object Typealbum set ArtistHuang Dao; Men Yingzhao; Jiang Renshu Date Madeca. 1759

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Object Typealbum set ArtistHuang Dao; Men Yingzhao; Jiang Renshu Date Madeca. 1759
Accession Number 2004.19.1 Title Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court Category albums Object Type album set Artist Huang Dao; Men Yingzhao; Jiang Renshu Date Made ca. 1759 Place Made China Culture Chinese Period Qing 18th century Materials ink and colour on silk Measurements overall: 7.4 cm x 44.1 cm x 45.2 cm Description
This album of 34 folios, created during the Qing Dynasty, depicts costumes appropriate for the Empress Dowager or Empress to wear at the imperial court along with short descriptive captions. It contains 67 leaves…
This album of 34 folios, created during the Qing Dynasty, depicts costumes appropriate for the Empress Dowager or Empress to wear at the imperial court along with short descriptive captions. It contains 67 leaves consisting of 36 finely detailed colour paintings, 27 pages of descriptive text written on silk, and two double-width leaves bearing official court seals. According to the seals, the album was once in the Yuanming Yuan collection owned by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799).

These album leaves are part of a section of the illustrations of costumes from the Qianlong court, Huangchao liqi tushi (“The Regulations for the Ceremonial Paraphernalia of the [Qing] Dynasty”). Qianlong Emperor commissioned Prince Yunlu (1695-1767) to lead the editorial team, including scholar-officials and painters, in compiling the final regulations, which were published in 1759. Aside from costumes, Huangchao liqi tushi also includes descriptive texts and colourful illustrations of the instruments and devices used in imperial rituals.

Inscriptions and Colophons
Chinese calligraphy in black ink on each page identifies the user and the objects' function. Rules and regulations pertaining to its design and materials used in fabrication are written on the left-hand side leaf or…
Chinese calligraphy in black ink on each page identifies the user and the objects' function. Rules and regulations pertaining to its design and materials used in fabrication are written on the left-hand side leaf or on a seperate album leaf next to the relevant paintings. Two leaves bear a small oval seal of the Summer Palace in Peking, another bears a small oval seal inscribed 'Treasure examined by Qianlong'. It is also inscribed by Sir Thomas Phillips HMC in pencil and labeled 18054. The storage box is inscribed with a gilt label.
Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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2004.19.1 - Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court

Object Type album set Artist Huang Dao; Men Yingzhao; Jiang Renshu Date Made ca. 1759

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