Imperial robe

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Imperial robe. Illustrated manuscript. Beijing, China, c.1736-95. This illustration of an imperial robe is from The Illustrated Regulations for Ceremonial Paraphernalia of the Present Dynasty which was commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor. The book consists of six parts, containing more than 1300 leaves of illustrations of ceremonial vessels, scientific equipments, dress, musical instruments, insignia and weaponry.
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Chinese Court Painters

Twenty-seven court painters and calligraphers were working on the commission under five editors-in-chief Yilu (1695-1767), Jiang Pu (1708-1761), Wang Youdun (1692-1758), Guanbao (?-1776) and He Guozong (?-1766). The manuscript was printed by the Palace Publications Office in the Wuying Palace in 1766.