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2004.19.1.1.29 - 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 2004.19.1.1.29 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: 33.6 cm x 32.2 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 2004.19.1.28) and it contains eight 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 onto the attached leaf on the left side.
Inscriptions and Colophons
皇太后 皇后冬朝袍二 謹按 本朝定制 皇太后 皇后冬朝袍 色用明黃 披領及袖俱石青 片金加海龍緣 肩上下襲朝褂處亦加緣 繡文...

Translation of the Chinese text: "Winter court…

皇太后 皇后冬朝袍二 謹按 本朝定制 皇太后 皇后冬朝袍 色用明黃 披領及袖俱石青 片金加海龍緣 肩上下襲朝褂處亦加緣 繡文...

Translation of the Chinese text: "Winter court robe, chaopao, the second style for the Empress Dowager and Empress/In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty:/The winter robes of the Empress Dowager and Empress are bright yellow in colour, with the flared shoulder collar and sleeves in azurite-blue colour with golden bands trimmed with seal fur. Also, at the joint places of the sleeves and shoulders decorate with trimming, just like [the trimming on] the court vest. [text continued on left leaf, 2004.19.1.1.28]"

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

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.29 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20237. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.


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