Gugong Museum ed: GUGONG JINGDIAN: QINGGONG HOUFEI CHANGYI TUDIAN. Classics of the Forbidden City: Outer Garments of the Qing Imperial Consorts. Beijing, 2014. 363 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 29x29 cm. Boards.
Large-format publication showing 152 beautiful and varied examples of Qing dynasty outer costumes as worn by empresses and imperial consorts. All illustrated in full page colour, many in multiple views showing both the front and back of the costume or garment. The vast majority are 19th century from the Daoguang, Tongzhi and (especially) the Guangxu reigns. All held in the collection of the Gugong Museum in Beijing. Text in Chinese.
Subjects: Textiles Court Life
Item 65 in List 203.
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