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2004.19.1.1.36 - 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 2004.19.1.1.36 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 40.9 cm; image: 25.1 cm x 31.4 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 2004.19.1.37) and it contains seven columns of regular script calligraph describing the regulations of a court vest (chaogua), the third style, for the empress dowager and empress. The text on this leaf continues from the attached leaf on the right side.
Inscriptions and Colophons
無襞積 下幅八寶平水 領後垂明黃縧 其飾珠寶惟宜 緞紗單袷 各以其時 皇貴妃 皇太子妃皆同

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.37]... [of the…

無襞積 下幅八寶平水 領後垂明黃縧 其飾珠寶惟宜 緞紗單袷 各以其時 皇貴妃 皇太子妃皆同

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.37]... [of the vest] does not have pleats. At the bottom [of the vest] decorates with the design "eight treasures and level waters" [babao pingshui]. The back of the collar attaches a hanging with bright yellow ribbons adorned with pearls and gems as fitting. Satin, gauze, lined and unlined garments are worn according to the season. The court vest of the imperial consort and that of the imperial heir apparent's consort is the same."

(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 "(31)" 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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"2004.19.1.1.36 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20244. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.


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