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Creator:
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
39 printed postcards
Type:
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
China
Date:
1912
circa 1912
Notes:
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.
Electronic finding aid available.
Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer
Summary:
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
Cite as:
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
Repository Loc.:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Temples  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
Local number:
FSA A.01 12.05YA
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers, Collected Photographs 1876-1931
Charles Lang Freer Papers 1856-1919
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381708