Portraits of the Qianlong Emperor and His Twelve Consorts

Portraits of the Qianlong Emperor and His Twelve Consorts

典藏者
Cleveland Museum of Art
詳細資料

Formal portraiture contributed to the affirmation of status and construction of role and identity. This scroll served as both familial documentation and a "mind picture" of the Qianlong emperor, suggesting that his constructed image of emperorship was inseparable from concepts of self and family. It was stored in a carved red lacquer box bearing the original painting title Mind Picture of a Well-Governed and Tranquil Reign. Qianlong's portrait is inscribed with a date of 1736, the year he ascended the throne. The other portraits document the appearances of the empress and eleven consorts around the time when they received their respective imperial titles, which occurred at different stages of the emperor's life. The first three portraits were done by the Jesuit missionary-artist Giuseppe Castiglione whereas the others were by the Chinese court painters. Qianlong had unrolled and viewed the scroll in his old age, as indicated by the impression of the seals he used after abdicating in 1796.

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主要名稱
Portraits of the Qianlong Emperor and His Twelve Consorts
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其他名稱: 
典藏者
Cleveland Museum of Art
內容描述

Formal portraiture contributed to the affirmation of status and construction of role and identity. This scroll served as both familial documentation and a "mind picture" of the Qianlong emperor, suggesting that his constructed image of emperorship was inseparable from concepts of self and family. It was stored in a carved red lacquer box bearing the original painting title Mind Picture of a Well-Governed and Tranquil Reign. Qianlong's portrait is inscribed with a date of 1736, the year he ascended the throne. The other portraits document the appearances of the empress and eleven consorts around the time when they received their respective imperial titles, which occurred at different stages of the emperor's life. The first three portraits were done by the Jesuit missionary-artist Giuseppe Castiglione whereas the others were by the Chinese court painters. Qianlong had unrolled and viewed the scroll in his old age, as indicated by the impression of the seals he used after abdicating in 1796.

物件類別
視覺藝術
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取得方式: 

John L. Severance Fund

取得方式: 

1736-?Qing imperial collection (seals of Emperor Qianlong, r. 1736-1795)

取得方式: 

?-1969(Spink & Son, Ltd., London, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)

取得方式: 

1969-The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

尺寸: 

Overall: 53.8 x 1154.5 公分 (21 3/16 x 454 1/2 英吋)

尺寸: 

Painting only: 53 x 688.3 公分 (20 7/8 x 271 英吋)

材質: 

絹本

註記: 

9 seals of the Qianlong emperor (r. 1736-95).
The eighth month, first year of Qianlong [1736] 乾隆元年八月吉日
The Empress (Xiaoxian) 皇后
The Guifei (Huixian) 貴妃
Chunfei 純妃
Jiafei 嘉妃
Lingfei 令妃
Shufei 舒妃
Qingbin 慶嬪
Yingbin 穎嬪
Xinbin 忻嬪
Dunbin 惇妃
Xunfei 順妃
Shunbin 循嬪

類型: 
色彩: 

水墨設色

作者
作者: 
Giuseppe Castiglione and others
創建時間
創建時間: 
1736~約 1770年代
創建時間: 
創建地點
創建地點: 
中國
識別碼
1969.31
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