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2004.19.1.1.13 - 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 2004.19.1.1.13 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: 34.4 cm x 30.6 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 right leaf of one folio (attached to 2004.19.1.12) and it contains seven columns of regular script calligraphy describing the regulations of a summer court robe (chaopao), the second style for the empress dowager and empress. The text on this leaf is continued on the attached left side leaf.
Inscriptions and Colophons

Translation of the Chinese text: "Summer court robe chaopao, the second style for the Empress Dowager and the Empress./In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty:/The summer robe of the Empress Dowager and…

Translation of the Chinese text: "Summer court robe chaopao, the second style for the Empress Dowager and the Empress./In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty:/The summer robe of the Empress Dowager and Empress are bright yellow in colour and trimmed with golden bands. The middle of [the robe] has no pleats[text continued onto left leaf, 2004.19.1.1.12]"

(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 "(55)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper left corner. Below the pencil number are two black ink markings.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.13 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20159. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.


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