About This Artwork

Manchu
China

Man's Jifu (Semiformal Court Robe), Qing dynasty (1644–1911), c.1780s/90s

Silk, 1:1 plain gauze weave; embroidered in stem filling stitches; sleeves: silk, 1:1 plain gauze weave (figured); edging and closures: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary brocading wefts; neck trimmed with cords of gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk couched with silk; sleeves and cuffs lined with silk, 1:1 plain gauze weave
138.4 x 202.9 cm (54 1/2 x 79 7/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Samuel E. Barrett through the Antiquarian Society, 1902.160

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming and Qing Dynasty Textiles at The Art Institute of Chicago, September 13, 2000–January 2, 2001

Publication History

The Art Institute of Chicago. "Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming and Qing Dynasty Textiles at The Art Institute of Chicago." Museum Studies, vol. 26, no. 2. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000. Cat. no. 31, pp. 62-3, 84.




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