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Xuyu Travel Music Atlas Putuan Dance with Stitches" page, Qing Dynasty, silk, color, 34.9 cm vertical, 31 cm horizontal.
This page is one of thirteen volumes. This picture depicts the image of Emperor Yongzheng dressed in the clothes of practitioners, carrying wooden sticks on his shoulders, and carrying cattail sticks when he was still a prince.
One of the important features of this set of Yongzheng's music charts is that the emperor dressed peculiarly and had a rich variety of clothes. After entering the Customs, in order to prevent the rapid assimilation of the Manchu nationality, the Qing government explicitly prohibited the Manchus from wearing Han clothes, while Emperor Yongzheng mostly wore Han clothes in his music maps, acting as villagers, literati, officials and so on. Not only that, Yongzheng also has a picture of wearing Mongolian, Tibetan and Western Renaissance clothes in the late Neo-classical period. Most of Yongzheng's music pictures are comprehensive pictures of figure painting, portrait painting and landscape painting. The background painting is meticulous and realistic, from which we can also appreciate the style of Yongzheng's palace landscape painting and portrait painting.
"Cartoon" is a kind of Chinese figure painting, which usually depicts the entertainment life of the Royal family. According to the earliest record of painting in China, "Liang Tai Qingmu", as early as the Southern Qi Dynasty, there was a "music map". Since then, "Career Map" has gradually become a more common theme of painting.