Gugong Museum: GUGONG JINGDIAN: MING YONGLE XUANDE WENWU TUDIAN. Classics of the Forbidden City: Splendors from the Yongle and Xuande Reigns of China's Ming Dynasty. Beijing, 2012. 275 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 29x29 cm. Boards.
Well-illustrated work commemorating the memorable exhibition at the Forbidden City in Beijing exploring the extraordinary artistic achievements during the Yongle and Xuande reigns of the early Ming dynasty. Shows, in large colour plates, 150 superb objects in various media selected from the holdings of the Gugong Museum plus 13 objects borrowed from other museums in China. Divided into sections on: Painting and Calligraphy, Jades, Gold Wares, Porcelain, Lacquer, Buddhist Statues, Cloisonne and Xuande Censers (includes a number of later copies). Some objects are shown in multiple views and basemarks are shown where relevant. The catalogue to this exhibition went immediately out-of-print so this work is welcome.
Prefaces, brief Introductions to each section, list of plates and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese. Out-of-print.
Available, as of: 12/02/2022
Was item 416 in printed List 202.
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