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2004.19.1.1.8 - 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 2004.19.1.1.8 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: 42.2 cm x 40.8 cm; image: 34.1 cm x 32.3 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 2004.19.1.9) and it contains nine columns of regular script calligraphy describing the regulations for beaded court necklaces (chaozhu) for the empress dowager and empress.
Inscriptions and Colophons

Translation of the Chinese text: Beaded court necklace chaozhu for the Empress Dowager and Empress/In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty: /With formal court chaofu dress, the Empress Dowager and Empress…

Translation of the Chinese text: Beaded court necklace chaozhu for the Empress Dowager and Empress/In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty: /With formal court chaofu dress, the Empress Dowager and Empress wear three strings of imperial court beads: one made of Eastern pearl, and two of coral. with the informal jifu robes they wear one string of beads: precious gems following the preferences of the court. It would be best if the buddha head, for commemoration, the back of clouds, big pendant, and small pendants can all be the same colour and luster. The ribbon for all is bright yellow in colour.

(Translated and transcribed by Lisa Claypool, Ed., China’s Imperial Modern: The Painter’s Craft, Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Museums, 2012, p. 104)

On the reverse of the piece "(^)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper right corner.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.8 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20153. Accessed 03 Oct. 2023.


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Publications

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