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2004.19.1.1.63 - 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 2004.19.1.1.63 Title Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court Alternate Title Chaoguan, or formal court hat for winter 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: 26.1 cm x 23.6 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 right leaf of one folio (attached to 2004.19.1.62) depicting a formal court crown. The Chinese script describes the pictorial content of the painting and is translated as "illustration of winter court hat chaoguan for the Empress Dowager and Empress." This leaf is the first page of the album and features a red seal belonging to Qianlong Emperor, indicating his approval of the painted regulations.
Inscriptions and Colophons
皇太后 皇后冬朝冠圖

Red seal in top right corner: 'Treasure having been examined by Qianlong'

Translation of the Chinese text: "Illustration of Winter court hat chaoguan for the Empress Dowager and…

皇太后 皇后冬朝冠圖

Red seal in top right corner: 'Treasure having been examined by Qianlong'

Translation of the Chinese text: "Illustration of Winter court hat chaoguan for the Empress Dowager and Empress"

On the reverse of the piece "(5)" is handwritten in pencil on the upper left corner. Below the pencil number are two marks handwritten in black ink.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.63 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20272. Accessed 25 Jun. 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
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Publication Date 2008
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Title Dressed to Rule: 18th Century Court Attire in the Mactaggart Art Collection
Publication Date 2007
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