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Creator:
Sickman, L. C. S. (Laurence C. S) ((Collector))  Search this
Names:
Duanfang, 1861-1911  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print, b&w, 17.5 x 23 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
China -- Beijing -- Beijing
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This photograph depicts Duanfang and other men surrounding a bronze altar set that was later acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The photograph was acquired by art historian Laurence Sickman, who lent if for many years to the Metropolitan where it was displayed in the galleries with the bronze alter set.
Biographical / Historical:
Duanfang was an officer in the Qing court who amassed an important art collection, which included jades, bronzes, paintings and sculpture. Duanfang worked in many different positions, including as a customs officer and a provincial governor. In the summer of 1905, Duanfang travelled to the West to research how governments in the United States and Europe functioned. In 1911, Duanfang travelled to Sichuan Province to oversee railroad construction. At the outbreak of the Xinhai Revolution, Duanfang was beheaded by his own imperial troops, who were sympathetic to local revolutionaries.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2004.03
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Manchu  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographs -- Silver gelatin prints
Citation:
Photograph of Duanfang and Colleagues with bronze altar, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of Thomas Lawton.
Identifier:
FSA.A2004.03
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2004-03