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2004.19.1.1.56 - 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 2004.19.1.1.56 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 40.8 cm; image: 29.6 cm x 16.4 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 2004.19.1.57) and it contains three columns of regular script calligraphy describing regulations for a summer diadem (chaoguan) for the empress dowager and empress. The text continues from the attached right leaf.
Inscriptions and Colophons

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.57]...The summer court hat of the Empress Dowager and Empress is made of blue velvet, and other ornamentation is like that on the winter…

Translation of the Chinese text: "[continuing from the right leaf, 2004.19.1.1.57]...The summer court hat of the Empress Dowager and Empress is made of blue velvet, and other ornamentation is like that on the winter court hat."

(Translated and transcribed by Lisa Claypool, Ed., China’s Imperial Modern: The Painter’s Craft, Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Museums, 2012, p. 102)

On the reverse of the piece "(12)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper right corner.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.56 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20265. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.


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