Gugong Museum: JIXIA YIQING: QIANLONG CHAO JUN CHEN SHUHUA TEZHAN. (Joyful Leisure: Special Exhibition of Calligraphy and Paintings by the Qianlong Emperor and Court Officials). Beijing, 2019. 355 pp. Colour plates throughout. 2 colour foldouts. 41x29 cm. Boards.
Large-format, finely-produced and weighty catalogue of a splendid exhibition at the Gugong Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing exploring the literati pursuits of the Qianlong Emperor and court officials with respect to calligraphy and painting, two highly-regarded scholarly pastimes. 86 wonderful examples of paintings and calligraphy, a good number by the Emperor himself, together with works by members of the imperial family, court painters and court officials. Includes scrolls, handscrolls and albums. All illustrated in colour in their entirety and many in close-up detail. Introductory texts and essays accompany. Text in Chinese. Due to the near cult status of the Qianlong Emperor in China, the majority of this publication has been held by the Gugong Museum for gift and presentation purposes and is now unobtainable.
Subjects: Painting Court Life
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 378 in printed List 201.
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