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Kangxi dengtu.

[late 17--? or early 18--?]

Available at Special Collections  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - CONTACT REFERENCE  (2003.M.25 )()

  • Title:
    Kangxi dengtu.
  • Publisher Info.: [late 17--? or early 18--?]
  • Physical Desc.: 1 v. ([14] leaves) : ill. (ink, watercolor) ; 29.7 x 24 cm..
  • Summary: The volume Kangxi dengtu, or Kangxi-era lantern patterns, comprises 22 hand-painted lantern designs, as well as a hand-written preface and postface describing eighteenth-century celebrations at the imperial court in Beijing.
    The preface ([3] pages) by an unidentified author is an account of the ceremonies in Beijing in 1713 on the occasion of the Kangxi emperor's sixtieth birthday, while the postface ([2] pages), presumably by the same author, describes the celebrations in 1790 for the Qianlong emperor's eightieth birthday.
    Twenty-two ink and watercolor drawings with colorful dots over azure backgrounds are pasted onto 11 leaves. Possibly constellations or arrangements of lanterns set up on platforms in Buddhist temples, the designs also feature symbols and animals.
  • Language: Chinese
  • Notes: Each drawing is topped by a heading written in gold over a red background.
    The concertina-folded (jingzhe zhuang) leaves of stiff paper are glued at fore edge.
    Cover: numbered in pencil 3701 and trimmed along right margin; label pasted with numbering in pencil: No. 24.
  • Form/Genre: Drawings -- China -- 18th century
    Folded books -- China -- 18th century
  • Subjects: Kangxi, Emperor of China, 1654-1722 Qianlong, Emperor of China, 1711-1799 Birthdays -- China -- Beijing Festivals -- China -- Beijing
  • Collection: Festival collection (Getty Research Institute)
  • ID/Accession Number: 2597-158
    2003.M.25
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 166521451
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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