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The Beauty of Art

Artist:
Shi Lu 石魯 (1919-1982)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (sight): 141 × 64.8 cm (55 1/2 × 25 1/2 in)
Type:
Painting
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
1970's
Period:
Modern period
Topic:
Modern period (1912 - present)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert H. Ellsworth
Accession Number:
F2017.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Undetermined copyright
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Labor Supported by Science and Art

Artist:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 83.8 x 155.6 x 43.8 cm (33 x 61 1/4 x 17 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
United States
Date:
ca. 1894-1900, cast in 1915
Topic:
casting  Search this
Scientific disciplines  Search this
United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.68
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Courtyard
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Adage in running script: Art Endures Forever

Artist:
Shi Lu 石魯 (1919-1982)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 153.4 x 41.5 cm (60 3/8 x 16 5/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
late 20th century
Period:
Modern period
Topic:
Modern period (1912 - present)  Search this
running script  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1998.277
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with artist
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Art Museum Fountain at the Second Domestic Industrial Exposition

Artist:
Kobayashi Kiyochika 小林清親 (1847-1915)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 20.7 x 31.4 cm (8 1/8 x 12 3/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1881
Period:
Meiji era
Topic:
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
architecture  Search this
Japan  Search this
fountain  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Accession Number:
S1999.44
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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A Life in the Calligraphic Arts

Artist:
Shibata Yudo (Japan, born 1913)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 136.5 x 34.6 cm (53 3/4 x 13 5/8 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1993
Period:
Heisei era
Topic:
Heisei era (1989 - present)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Contemporary Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist, through International Arts & Artists
Accession Number:
S1998.148
Restrictions & Rights:
Undetermined copyright
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Gyodo mask

Medium:
Wood with gesso and pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 23.9 x 19.1 x 12.5 cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 4 15/16 in)
Type:
Mask
Origin:
Japan
Date:
17th century or earlier
Topic:
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.88
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Wrestlers Exercise at a Shiva Shrine, Banaras Arts, Calcutta, 1985

Artist:
Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942 - 1999)  Search this
Printer:
Everett Studios, Inc. (American)  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 24.2 x 36.3 cm (9 1/2 x 14 5/16 in)
Type:
Photograph
Origin:
India
Date:
1982, printed 1989
Topic:
Shiva  Search this
shrine  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Contemporary Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Artist
Accession Number:
S1989.21.23
Restrictions & Rights:
Non-exclusive license
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Bowl

Medium:
Bowl; earthenware painted over glaze.
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.7 x 20.8 x 20.8 cm (2 1/4 x 8 3/16 x 8 3/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Iraq
Date:
9th century
Period:
Abbasid period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Abbasid period (750 - 1258)  Search this
kufic script  Search this
Iraq  Search this
earthenware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F2000.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Tile

Medium:
Stone-paste body painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 31.3 x 30 x 2.4 cm (12 5/16 x 11 13/16 x 15/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Architectural Element
Origin:
Iznik, Turkey
Date:
ca. 1575
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
lotus  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F2001.15
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Octagonal dish on high round foot, Kutani ware, Revival Kutani type

Medium:
Porcelain with cobalt decoration under clear glaze, enamels over glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 8.7 x 22.8 cm (3 7/16 x 9 in)
Style:
Kutani ware, Revival Kutani type
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Ishikawa prefecture, Japan
Date:
1868-1880
Period:
Meiji era
Topic:
tree  Search this
peony  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
pheasant  Search this
Japan  Search this
porcelain  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Kutani ware, Revival Kutani style  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1957.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Cushion cover

Medium:
Compound satin and velvet
Dimensions:
H x W: 175 x 128.5 cm (68 7/8 x 50 9/16 in)
Type:
Furniture and Furnishing
Costume and Textile
Origin:
Turkey
Date:
ca. 1600
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
weft patterning  Search this
brocade  Search this
satin  Search this
velvet  Search this
cut velvet  Search this
voided velvet  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1998.306
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Tile

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 27.8 x 24.4 x 2.8 cm (10 15/16 x 9 5/8 x 1 1/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Architectural Element
Origin:
Iznik, Turkey
Date:
ca. 1525-50
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
flower  Search this
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1998.298
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Charger

Medium:
Stone-paste with cobalt decoration under a translucent blue glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.6 x 40 x 40 cm (3 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Origin:
Iran
Date:
mid-15th century
Period:
Timurid period
Topic:
Timurid period (1378 - 1506)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries in honor of their 1999 Iran trip
Accession Number:
F1999.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Ladle

Medium:
Bronze, inlaid with silver and black organic material
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 18 x 5.7 x 2.6 cm (7 1/16 x 2 1/4 x 1 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
Iran or Afghanistan
Date:
12th-13th century
Topic:
rabbit  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
chasing  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1992.57
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Set of five Utsutsugawa ware boat-shaped dishes with design of waves and reeds

Medium:
Brown stoneware with white slip, iron and cobalt pigments under clear glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (.1): 4.1 x 14.6 x 10.9 cm (1 5/8 x 5 3/4 x 4 5/16 in)
Style:
Utsutsugawa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Isahaya, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan
Date:
1690-1750
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
Utsutsugawa ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Japan  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1999.15.1-5
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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A Vegetable Seller, Clients and Saraswati, Goddess of the Arts, Calcutta, 1985

Artist:
Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942 - 1999)  Search this
Printer:
Everett Studios, Inc. (American)  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in)
Type:
Photograph
Origin:
India
Date:
1985, printed 1989
Topic:
commerce  Search this
Sarasvati  Search this
Sarasvati  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Contemporary Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Artist
Accession Number:
S1993.39.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Non-exclusive license
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A Vegetable Seller, Clients and Saraswati, Goddess of the Arts, Calcutta, 1985

Artist:
Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942 - 1999)  Search this
Printer:
Everett Studios, Inc. (American)  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 24.2 x 36.3 cm (9 1/2 x 14 5/16 in)
Type:
Photograph
Origin:
India
Date:
1985, printed 1989
Topic:
commerce  Search this
Sarasvati  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Contemporary Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Artist
Accession Number:
S1989.21.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Non-exclusive license
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Rug

Medium:
Fabric
Dimensions:
H x W: 272.5 x 163.5 cm (107 5/16 x 64 3/8 in)
Type:
Furniture and Furnishing
Costume and Textile
Origin:
China
Date:
1662-1722
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.357
Restrictions & Rights:
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The Lute

Artist:
Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938)  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions:
H x W: 91.5 x 122.1 cm (36 x 48 1/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
United States
Date:
1904
Topic:
music  Search this
United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.34a
Restrictions & Rights:
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Frame for Dewing's The Lute

Designer:
Stanford White (1853-1906)  Search this
Frame maker:
W.C. LeBrocq  Search this
Medium:
Gilded wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D (outside): 136.5 x 167 x 7.6 cm (53 3/4 x 65 3/4 x 3 in)
Type:
Frame
Origin:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
ca. 1904-05
Topic:
United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.34b
Restrictions & Rights:
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