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2004.19.1.1.12 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court

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Object Typealbum leaf Artistunknown Date Madeca. 1759

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Object Typealbum leaf Artistunknown Date Madeca. 1759
Accession Number 2004.19.1.1.12 Title Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court Category albums Object Type album leaf Artist unknown Date Made ca. 1759 Place Made China Culture Chinese Period Qing 18th century Materials ink; silk; paper Measurements sheet: 42.2 cm x 40.8 cm; image: 24.7 cm x 22.1 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 2004.19.1.13) and it contains five columns of regular script calligraphy describing the regulations of summer court robe (chaopao), the second style for the empress dowager and empress. The text on this leaf continues from the text on the right side.
Inscriptions and Colophons
襞積 裾後開 緞紗單袷 各惟其時 餘俱如冬朝袍一 皇貴妃同

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.13]... and has a slit at the back.The robe can be made of…

襞積 裾後開 緞紗單袷 各惟其時 餘俱如冬朝袍一 皇貴妃同

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.13]... and has a slit at the back.The robe can be made of satin or gauze and unlined or lined according to the season. The rest of the design is similar to the first style of winter robe. The first-rank imperial consort will have the same design."

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

On the reverse of the piece "(56)" is handwritten in pencil in the upper right corner.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.12 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20158. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.


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