Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court

Huang Dao, Men Yingzhao, and Jiang Renshuc. 1785

University of Alberta Museums

University of Alberta Museums
Edmonton, Canada

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 2004.19.4), which depicts a red pleated skirt. The Chinese script describes the pictorial content of the painting and is translated as "illustration of winter court skirt chaoqun for the Empress Dowager and Empress."


  • Title: Album Leaf from Illustrations of Costumes from the Qianlong Court
  • Creator: Huang Dao, Men Yingzhao, Jiang Renshu
  • Date Created: c. 1785
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 42.2 cm x 40.8 cm; Image: 30.9 cm x 33 cm
  • Type: Album leaf
  • Contributor: Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • External Link: https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-20150
  • Medium: ink; silk; paper

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