NPM212
National Palace Museum ed: JIAN GU - QIANLONG CHAO DE GONGTING TONGQI SHOUCANG. Appraisal of the Past: The Imperial Bronze Collection during the Qianlong Reign. Taibei, 2021. 255 pp. Full page colour plates and colour text plates throughout. 27x21 cm. Wrappers.
GBP 130.00
Catalogue of a sophisticated exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei examining the Qianlong emperor's connoisseurship of the Chinese imperial bronze collection. This assemblage of ancient bronzes had been accumulated over the centuries but Qianlong was most noted for his appreciation and interest. The exhibition in three main sections: 1. Profound Reflections on Antiquities: Emperor Qianlong and Ancient Bronzes; 2. Careful Delineation and Modelling: The Classification and Documentation of Bronzes; 3. Erudition Acquired from the Past: Bronze Assemblages Understood and Recreated. Numerous fine ancient bronzes illustrated in colour (many in multiple views) and described. List of contents, introductions to sections, abstracts to two essays and decent descriptions of exhibits in English. Main text in Chinese. Hard to obtain.
Subjects: Bronzes Connoisseurship
Item 116 in List 203.
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