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2004.19.1.1.28 - 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 2004.19.1.1.28 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: 28.2 cm x 28.3 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 2004.19.1.29) and it contains seven columns of regular script calligraphy describing the regulations of a winter court robe (chaopao), the second style for the empress dowager and empress. The text on this leaf continues from the attached leaf on the right side.
Inscriptions and Colophons

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.29]... On the top of the front and back is embroidered with a front-facing dragon each, on the two shoulders are embroidered one moving…

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.29]... On the top of the front and back is embroidered with a front-facing dragon each, on the two shoulders are embroidered one moving dragon each, and at the waist, there are four moving dragons. There will be an attached pleate skirt. On the skirt, there are eight moving dragons. The back of the collar attaches a hanging with bright yellow ribbons, adorned with pearls and gems as fitting. Other ornamentation is like that the first winter court 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 "(40)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper right corner.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.28 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20236. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.


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