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2004.19.1.1.32 - 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 2004.19.1.1.32 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 81.7 cm; image: 12.5 cm x 12.5 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 2004.19.1.33) and it contains seven columns of regular script calligraphy describing the regulations of a winter court robe (chaopao) the first style for the empress dowager and empress.
Inscriptions and Colophons

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.33]...include nine golden dragons spaced by five-colour clouds. The middle [of the robe] does not have pleats. The lower part is decorated…

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.33]...include nine golden dragons spaced by five-colour clouds. The middle [of the robe] does not have pleats. The lower part is decorated with "eight treasures and level waters" [babao, pingshui]. There are two moving dragons embroidered on the flared shoulder collar, one front-facing dragon on each cuff, and each sleeve has two moving dragons at the joint place. The back of the collar attaches a hanging with bright yellow ribbons adorned with pearls and gems as fitting. 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. 103; Modified by Isabel Pi-fen Chueh)

On the reverse of the piece "(36)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper right corner

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.32 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20240. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.


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Publications

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