National Palace Museum: GUGONG ZHOUKAN 1-510. (Bulletin of the Palace Museum of Peking). Taipei, 1981. Various paginations. Profusely illustrated in b/w throughout. 5 vols. 38x28 cm. Cloth.
GBP 1,500.00
Reprint of all 510 issues of the weekly bulletin originally issued between 1926-36. Fully illustrated reports on the Chinese imperial collection as taken over in 1925 upon the founding of the Gugong Museum in Peking following the departure of the Last Emperor, Puyi. An essential source for knowledge and research on this supremely important collection when it was intact in one location, the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors. Black-and-white illustration of countless treasures, particularly paintings and ceramics. Also much on the Forbidden City architecture and palace interiors. The collection was dispersed in 1937 when the Japanese threatened Beijing. A good Taipei reprint of the Beijing original. All text in Chinese. A complete run is extremely rare in any form and this reprint is itself very hard to find.
Subjects: Art Forbidden City
Item 96 in List 203.
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