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2004.19.1.1.42 - 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 2004.19.1.1.42 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: 26.6 cm x 30.4 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 (2004.19.1.43) and it contains seven columns of regular script calligraphy describing the regulations of a court vest (chaogua), second style, for the empress dowager and empress. The text on this leaf continues from the text on the right side leaf.
Inscriptions and Colophons
四 中有襞積 下幅行龍八 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, 2004.19.1.1.43]...The…

四 中有襞積 下幅行龍八 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, 2004.19.1.1.43]...The middle of the vest has pleats. The lower part of the vest is ornamanted with eight moving-dragon motifs. 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 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 "(26)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper right corner.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.42 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20250. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.


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