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2004.19.1.1.48 - 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 2004.19.1.1.48 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 cm x 26.2 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 left leaf of one folio (attached to 2004.19.1.49) and it contains six columns of regular script calligraphy describing the regulations for a court vest (chaogua), the first style, for the empress dowager and empress. The text on this leaf continues from the attached right leaf.
Inscriptions and Colophons
四層相間 上為正龍各四 下為萬福萬壽 領後垂明黃縧 其飾珠寶惟宜 皇貴妃 皇太子妃皆同

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.49]... [Below the…

四層相間 上為正龍各四 下為萬福萬壽 領後垂明黃縧 其飾珠寶惟宜 皇貴妃 皇太子妃皆同

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.49]... [Below the top part of the vest]There are four layer intervals, including two upper layers with four front-fancing dragons across the bands and inserted layers with characters ornaments of "wanfu and wanshou", meaning ten thousand times [multiple] of good fortune and longivity. The back of the collar attaches a hanging with bright yellow ribbons adorned with pearls and gems as fitting. The vest of the imperial consort and the consort of the imperial heir apparent 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 "(20)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper right corner.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.48 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20257. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.


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