Yamanaka & Co., was the dominant purveyor of Chiense and Japanese art in the US in the early 20th century. Company head Yamanaka Sadajiro (1866-1936), traveled extensively in China, acquring artworks for their rapidly growing American and European clientele.
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Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer
39 postcards created by Yamanaka & Co., Beijing, showing views of famous Buddhist cave temples of China. Locations include Yungang, Tianlongshan, Longmen, and Gongxian. The postcards were likely presented by a Yamanaka representative to Charles Lang Freer, a profitable customer.
龙门 巩县 云冈 天龙山
Postcards of Chinese Buddhist cave temples. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560