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[Qing dai gong ting ren wu sheng huo hua ji = Album of court life and court figures in Qing dynasty China]
[清代宮廷人物生活畫集 = Album of court life and court figures in Qing dynasty China]
Bib ID 2508932
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [still image, volume]
Online Versions
Description [China?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1840 and 1890] 
2 albums (22 unnumbered paintings) : watercolour ; 33 cm 
Series

Pith painting and trade art collections.

Summary

A set of 22 gouache paintings on pith paper showing court figures and palace life in Qing dynasty China.

Full contents
  • [1]. Huang di = Emperor
  • [2]. Huang hou = Empress
  • [3]. Cheng xiang = Prime minister
  • [4]. Gui fei = Concubine
  • [5]. Da cheng = Minister
  • [6]. Gui fu ren = Imperial lady
  • [7]. Wu jiang = Military general
  • [8]. Shi nü = Maid
  • [9]. Huang zi = Prince
  • [10]. Gong zhu = Princess
 
  • [1]. 皇帝 = Emperor
  • [2]. 皇后 = Empress
  • [3]. 丞相 = Prime minister
  • [4]. 貴妃 = Concubine
  • [5]. 大臣 = Minister
  • [6]. 貴夫人 = Imperial lady
  • [7]. 武將 = Military general
  • [8]. 侍女 = Maid
  • [9]. 皇子 = Prince
  • [10]. 公主 = Princess
 
Notes

Original painting on pith paper.

Title devised by cataloguer based on the images.

Watercolour on pith paper backed on plain mianlin paper, pasted down with blue silk ribbon.

The album also contains the signature of its early owner Samuel Watson Steedman who was an English military chaplain who officiated at the opening of the British church in Canton in 1849 and became colonial chaplain in Hong Kong in 1852.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-148484546

Donated by Gertrude F. (Jean) Williams.

Subjects China trade watercolor painting.  |  Watercolor painting, Chinese -- 19th century.  |  China -- Court and courtiers -- Pictorial works.  |  China -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
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Album of court life and court figures in Qing dynasty China

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