Fall 2018 Rotation: China

Theme: Fragments

Chinese
Joined Cuffbands: Bird, butterflies, and flower designs on blue silk
19th century
embroidered silk |
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe
1989/2.34
Chinese
Paired cuffbands: Children playing and gold geometric design on silk
19th century
applique | silk
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe
1989/2.48
Chinese
Ancestor Portrait, Male Official
hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
53 3/4 in. x 26 in. ( 136.5 cm x 66 cm )
Gift of Otto Au
This late Qing portrait depicts an official in his formal court costume.
Chinese
Ancestral Portrait, Male
ink, color and gold on paper
46 3/16 in. x 22 3/16 in. ( 117.3 cm x 56.4 cm )
Gift of Richard Edwards in honor of Ellen Johnston Laing
This is a portrait of a Manchu woman in her semiformal costume.<br />
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<span id="docs-internal-guid-05c56ece-efcd-1a7f-725a-ae44c490cb99" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">The form and color of her dragon robe references the Ming dynasty, a reference to Han Chinese roots. Generally, formal attire like this was worn by wives of high-ranking officials or Chinese noblemen, but lower-ranking officials&rsquo; wives also wore such clothing as part of their bridal dress. Though it is difficult or impossible to know for certain, because of the low rank of her husband yet the highly formal nature of her clothing, this portrait could be depicting a woman in her bridal attire. </span><br />
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Chinese
Ancestral Portrait: Female in Manchu Court Costume
ink, color and gold on paper
46 1/8 in x 22 3/16 in (117.1 cm x 56.3 cm)
Gift of Richard Edwards in honor of Ellen Johnston Laing
Chinese
One of two separated cuffbands: Flowers and birds under plum and peony blossoms,
embroidered silk
19 1/2 in. x 10 7/16 in. ( 49.5 cm x 26.5 cm )
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe
Chinese
One of two separated cuffbands: Flowers and birds under plum and peony blossoms,
embroidered silk
19 3/8 in. x 10 9/16 in. ( 49.25 cm x 26.8 cm )
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe
Chinese
Paired cuffbands: Birds and flowers on pink background
embroidered silk
19 5/16 in. x 14 3/4 in. ( 49 cm x 37.5 cm )
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe
Chinese
Paired cuffbands: Lavender branches with birds and flowers on silk
embroidered silk
12 5/8 in. x 17 1/2 in. ( 32 cm x 44.5 cm )
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe
Chinese
Joined Cuffbands: Children playing in garden
embroidered silk
24 13/16 in. x 6 1/2 in. ( 63 cm x 16.5 cm )
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe

Chinese
Joined Cuffbands: Children playing in garden
19th century
embroidered silk
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe
1989/2.32
Chinese
Paired cuffbands: Garden and children design on beige silk with gold background
silk embroidery
25 1/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. ( 63.8 cm x 17.5 cm )
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe

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