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2004.19.1.1.4 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court

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Object Typealbum leaf Artistunknown Date Madeca. 1785

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Object Typealbum leaf Artistunknown Date Madeca. 1785
Accession Number 2004.19.1.1.4 Title Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court Category albums Object Type album leaf Artist unknown Date Made ca. 1785 Place Made China Culture Chinese Period Qing 18th century Materials ink; silk; paper Measurements sheet: 42.3 cm x 40.8 cm; image: 34.1 cm x 31.9 cm Description
This album leaf is 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”). In total there are 34…
This album leaf is 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”). In total there are 34 folios that depict costumes appropriate for the Empress Dowager or Empress to wear at the imperial court along with short descriptive captions. This is the left leaf of one folio (attached to 2004.19.1.5), and it contains nine columns of regular script calligraphy that describes the regulations for a winter court skirt for the empress dowager and empress.
Inscriptions and Colophons

Translation of the Chinese text: "Winter court skirt chaoqun for the empress dowager and empress/In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty: The winter court skirt for the Empress Dowager and Empress is…

Translation of the Chinese text: "Winter court skirt chaoqun for the empress dowager and empress/In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty: The winter court skirt for the Empress Dowager and Empress is adorned with bands of gold on which seal fur is added. Above there is red brocade embroidered in gold with the character for "long life," below azure blue moving dragons on satin, all facing forward. There is a pleated skirt. The [design] for the imperial consorts of the emperor, the imperial concubines, the concubines and the consorts are all the same. The design for the imperial heir apparent is also the same. "

(Translated and transcribed by Lisa Claypool, Ed., China’s Imperial Modern: The Painter’s Craft, Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Museums, 2012, p. 105)

On the reverse "(64)" is handwritten in pencil in the upper right corner.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.4 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20149. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.


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Publications

Author Vollmer, John and Jacqueline Simcox
Title Emblems of Empire: Selections from the Mactaggart Art Collection
Publication Date 2009