Liu Beisi and Xu Qixian: GUGONG ZHENCANG RENWU ZHAOPIAN HUICUI. Exquisite Figure-Pictures from the Palace Museum. Beijing, 1994. 327 pp. B/w photographs throughout printed in duotone. 14 colour plates. 28x22 cm. Paper.
The quality of photographs in this collections is astounding and the historical interest they reflect is just as striking. Chiefly portraits of famous statespersons, members of the court, concubines, Pu Yi etc., also includes theatrical shots and 'A Glimpse at the Society'. Contents and captions in English, otherwise Chinese text. Out-of-print.
Item 86 in List 203.
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