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2004.19.1.1.6 - 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 2004.19.1.1.6 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: 33.8 cm x 32.3 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 2004.19.1.7) and it contains eight columns of regular script calligraphy describing the regulation of multicolour kerchief pendants (caishui) for the empress dowager and empress.
Inscriptions and Colophons

Translation of the Chinese text: "Multicolour kerchief pendants caishui of the Empress Dowager and Empress/In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty: The multicolour kerchief pendants of the Emperess…

Translation of the Chinese text: "Multicolour kerchief pendants caishui of the Empress Dowager and Empress/In accordance with the decree of the present dynasty: The multicolour kerchief pendants of the Emperess Dowager and the Empress have an embroidered pattern called "Abundant Harvest of the Five Grains" (wugu fengden) on a green ground. Things like needle cases and purses [i.e., symbols of female virtue] are hung on the kerchief. The ribbons all are a bright yellow colour.The [design for] the imperial consorts of the emperor and consorts of the imperial heir apparent are 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.104-105; Modified by Isabel Pi-fen Chueh)

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2004.19.1.1.6 - Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-21426. Accessed 28 Feb. 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