National Palace Museum Southern Branch: JIAQING JUN YOU TAIWAN: QING RENZONG WENWU TEZHAN. Lord Jiaqing and the Journey to Taiwan: A Special Exhibition on Cultural Artifacts of the Qing Emperor Renzong. Taibei, 2016. 463 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 30x21 cm. Wrappers.
Large and weighty catalogue of a major exhibition at the National Palace Museum Southern Branch and perhaps the first to focus on the life and rule of the Jiaqing emperor of the Qing dynasty, Renzong, son and successor to Qianlong, who reigned from 1796 to 1820. It has long been thought that Jiaqing, whilst still a prince, visited Taiwan and part of this exhibition examines the evidence. The exhibition in five main sections: The Jiaqing Emperor and Taiwan; Jiaqing the Person; Art and Collecting at the Court; The Cultural Enterprise; Maintaining the Peace. Wonderful objects throughout pertaining to, and dating from, the Jiaqing reign - ceramics, paintings, books, jade, jewellery, maps and more. Prefaces, introductions to each sections, detailed captions to plates and abstracts of essays in English. Fuller text in Chinese.
Subjects: Art Court Life
Item 119 in List 203.
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