About This Artwork

Manchu
China

Man's Jifu (Semiformal Court Robe), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 1720/40

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, 1:1 plain gauze weave with supplementary brocading wefts; cuff trim: silk, plain weave; neck trim and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave self-patterned by areas of 1:1 plain gauze crossings; cuffs lined with silk, plain weave; metal buttons
134 x 188.8 cm (52 3/4 x 74 3/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. William M. Allison, 1951.230

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), pp. 32-3, 60, cat. no. 24, pl. XIII.




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