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Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978

Creator:
Valente, Alfredo, 1899-1973  Search this
Subject:
Harmon, Lily  Search this
Tschacbasov, Nahum  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Menkes, Sigmund  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Aronson, Boris  Search this
Rome, Harold  Search this
Dalí, Salvador  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Liberte, Jean  Search this
Dobkin, Alexander  Search this
Rose, Iver  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Ormandy, Eugene  Search this
Toney, Anthony  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran  Search this
Masson, André  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Wilson, Ben  Search this
Lax, David  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Teichman, Sabina  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Lassen, Ben  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Stark, Margaret  Search this
Ryan, Sally  Search this
Haucke, Frederick  Search this
Blatas, Arbit  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Lebduska, Lawrence  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Alfredo Valente Gallery  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Art and photography  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5567
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213857
AAA_collcode_valealfr
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213857

Elsa Schmid papers, 1910-1967

Creator:
Schmid, Elsa, 1897-1970  Search this
Subject:
Poor, Henry Varnum  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
Dewey, John  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Chase, Helen  Search this
D'Arcy, Martin Cyril  Search this
Wheelock, Warren  Search this
Forbes, Edward  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Anrep, Boris  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Mosaics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8833
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211018
AAA_collcode_schmelsa
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211018

Charles Lang Freer selected papers, 1876-1931

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Subject:
Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chretien  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance  Search this
Bing, Siegfried  Search this
Rhoades, Katherine N.  Search this
Campbell, Colin  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Laufer, Berthold  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Nomura, Yozo  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Canfield, Richard A. (Richard Albert),  Search this
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin  Search this
Meyer, Eugene  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Platt, Charles A.  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi  Search this
Gookin, Frederick William  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon  Search this
McCormick, Frederick  Search this
Gellatly, John  Search this
Bixby, William K. (William Keeney),  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Way, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert),  Search this
Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph)  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle)  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene)  Search this
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco  Search this
Campbell, Colin  Search this
Warring, Joseph Stephens  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Moore, Charles  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie  Search this
Wong, K. T.  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill  Search this
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley)  Search this
Binyon, Laurence  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry)  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11003
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214908
AAA_collcode_freechar
Theme:
Diaries
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214908

Albert Duveen art reference files, [ca. 1831-1950]

Creator:
Duveen, Albert, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Allston, Washington  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Strong, William J.  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Alexander, Francis  Search this
Birch, Thomas  Search this
Remington, Frederic  Search this
Prior, William Matthew  Search this
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Smibert, John  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Sharples, James  Search this
Robins, Louisa Winslow  Search this
Blauvelt, Charles F.  Search this
Despiau, Charles  Search this
Chabor, Moura  Search this
Maurer, Louis  Search this
Organ, Donald  Search this
Malbone, Edward Greene  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Lefferts, M. F.  Search this
Duncanson, Robert S.  Search this
Gillman, Paul  Search this
Sawitzky, William  Search this
Polk, Charles Peale  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Whitney, Anne  Search this
Shulman, Morris M.  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Maurer, Alfred Henry  Search this
Elliott, Charles Loring  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Lane, Fitz Hugh  Search this
Philippoteaux, Felix Emmanuel Henri  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Vanderlyn, Pieter  Search this
Perry, E. W. (Enoch Wood)  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Field, Robert  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Carter, Dennis Malone  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Harvey, George W.  Search this
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de  Search this
Moeller, Louis  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Chambers, Thomas  Search this
Jarvis, John Wesley  Search this
Hall, George Henry  Search this
Spencer, Frederick R.  Search this
Browere, A. D. O. (Alburtis Dell Orient),  Search this
Branchard, Emile Pierre  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Johnston, Henrietta  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Weinberg, Elbert  Search this
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
Harding, Chester  Search this
Washington, George  Search this
Tirrell, G.  Search this
Porter, Rufus  Search this
Soutine, Chaim  Search this
Eichholtz, Jacob  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Stewart, Albert T. (Albert Theodore)  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Serres, D.  Search this
Leigh, William Robinson  Search this
Durrie, George Henry  Search this
Gelb, Jan  Search this
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Bartlett, William Henry  Search this
Cope, George  Search this
Chagall, Marc  Search this
Otis, Bass  Search this
Sullivan, Charles  Search this
Schussele, Christian  Search this
Drew-Bear, Jessie  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Blakelock, Ralph Albert  Search this
Waldo, Samuel  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Welch, Thomas B.  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Dibble, Thomas R. (Thomas Reilly),  Search this
Ranney, William Tylee  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Miller, Alfred Jacob  Search this
Hudson, Samuel Adams  Search this
Gullager, Christian  Search this
Kayn, Hilde B.  Search this
Hesselius, John  Search this
Gargallo, Pablo  Search this
Wertmuller, Adolph Ulric  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Street, Robert  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Soudeikine, Serge  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Charlot, Jean  Search this
Crawford, Ralston  Search this
Ben-Zion  Search this
Quirt, Walter  Search this
Von Schlegell, Gustav William  Search this
Savage, Edward  Search this
Buddington, Jonathan  Search this
Donati, Enrico  Search this
Doughty, Thomas  Search this
Lawson, Ernest  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Johnston, John Bernard  Search this
Detre, Roland  Search this
Wiltz, Arnold  Search this
Hicks, Edward  Search this
Russell, Charles M. (Charles Marion)  Search this
Schattenstein, Nikol  Search this
Winner, William E.  Search this
Buttersworth, James Edward  Search this
Pope, T. B. (Thomas Benjamin)  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Harnett, William Michael  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Hays, William Jacob  Search this
Wood, S.  Search this
Tait, Arthur Fitzwilliam  Search this
Constable, John  Search this
Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus)  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Blackburn, Joseph  Search this
Roesen, Severin  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Doriani, William  Search this
Centurion (Firm)  Search this
Holland House Corporation of the Netherlands  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7076
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209209
AAA_collcode_duvealbe2
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209209

Dikran G. Kelekian

Artist:
Walt Kuhn, 27 Oct 1877 - 23 Jul 1949  Search this
Sitter:
Dikran Kelekian, 1868 - Jan 1951  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, ink, and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
H. 17-3/8, W. 11-3/8 inches (44.1 x 28.9 cm.)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1944
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Footwear\Shoes  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Fur  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Male  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Art dealer  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Sports and Recreation\Collector\Antiquities  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Antiquities dealer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
1998.400.2 MMA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm489f4f52f-b747-4043-a82d-d0fe16f4992a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1998.400.2_MMA

Dikran G. Kelekian

Artist:
Andre Derain, 1880 - 1954  Search this
Sitter:
Dikran Kelekian, 1868 - Jan 1951  Search this
Medium:
Oil on plywood
Dimensions:
H. 21-3/4, W. 18 inches (55.2 x 45.7 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1924
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Male  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Art dealer  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Sports and Recreation\Collector\Antiquities  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Antiquities dealer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
1999.5 MMA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm481e29d47-998d-411f-831d-e114f28050e5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1999.5_MMA

Dikran Kelekian

Artist:
Hans Moller, 1905 - 2000  Search this
Sitter:
Dikran Kelekian, 1868 - Jan 1951  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
20 1/8 x 16 1/8 in. (51.1 x 41 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1943
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Male  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Art dealer  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Sports and Recreation\Collector\Antiquities  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Antiquities dealer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
2002.146.1 MMA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42a6e7148-c518-4cf9-9638-1a3527523916
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2002.146.1_MMA

Dikran Kelekian

Artist:
John D. Graham, 1886 - 1961  Search this
Sitter:
Dikran Kelekian, 1868 - Jan 1951  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
24 1/8 x 20 1/8 in. (61.3 x 51.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1943
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Male  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Art dealer  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Sports and Recreation\Collector\Antiquities  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Antiquities dealer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
2002.146.2 MMA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm453a74aed-da3b-4870-9d06-36ac1fa7068b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2002.146.2_MMA

Dikran Kelekian

Artist:
Milton Clark Avery, 7 Mar 1885 - 3 Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Dikran Kelekian, 1868 - Jan 1951  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
92.1 x 71.4cm (36 1/4 x 28 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1943
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Fedora  Search this
Interior\Art gallery  Search this
Artwork\Wall hanging  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Male  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Art dealer  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Sports and Recreation\Collector\Antiquities  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Antiquities dealer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
1998.400.1 MMA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fcaeb451-9a1f-4b2c-a65e-2af439a4c68a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1998.400.1_MMA

Kelekian

Artist:
Milton Clark Avery, 7 Mar 1885 - 3 Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Dikran Kelekian, 1868 - Jan 1951  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paperboard; web site as Oil on canvasboard with pencil underdrawing
Dimensions:
59.7cm x 44.5cm (23 1/2" x 17 1/2"), Estimate; web site as 24 x 18 1/8 in. (61 x 45.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1942
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Male  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Art dealer  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Sports and Recreation\Collector\Antiquities  Search this
Dikran Kelekian: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Antiquities dealer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Website: www.hmsg.si.edu
Object number:
66.134
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4021bb50e-b67d-403f-a45a-3a3f46f9f178
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_66.134

Charles Lang Freer Papers

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
131 Linear feet (29 architectural drawings)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Financial records
Correspondence
Photographs
Place:
China
Syria
Egypt
India
London (England)
Japan
Boston (Mass.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Washington (D.C.)
Kandy (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka
Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
Date:
1876-1931
Summary:
The personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs.
Scope Content:
The personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, financial material, architectural drawings, and photographs.

Correspondence, circa 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; letterpress books contain copies of Freer's outgoing letters, 1892-1910; correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler, and his wife Beatrix, 186?-1909, with Lady Colin Campbell, Thomas R. Way, Alexander Reid, Whistler's mother, Mrs. George W. Whistler, and others; correspondence of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, 1904-1913, regarding works in Canfield's collection; and correspondence of Freer's assistant, Katharine Nash Rhoades, 1920-1921, soliciting Freer's letters from his associates, and regarding the settlement of his estate.

Also included are twenty-nine pocket diaries, 1889-1890, 1892-1898, 1900-1919, recording daily activities, people and places visited, observations, and comments; a diary kept by Freer's caretaker, Joseph Stephens Warring, recording daily activities at Freer's Detroit home, 1907-1910. Inventories, n.d. and 1901-1921, of American, European, and Asian art in Freer's collection, often including provenance information; vouchers, 1884-1919, documenting his purchases; five volumes of scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler, 1888-1931, labeled "Various," "Peacock Room," "Death, etc.," "Paris, etc.," and "Boston...London" ; three volumes of newsclippings, 1900-1930, concerning Freer and the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art.

Correspondence regarding Freer's gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1916; and photographs, ca. 1880-1930, of Freer, including portraits by Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edward Steichen, Freer with others, Freer in Cairo, China and Japan, Freer's death mask, and his memorial service, Kyoto, 1930; photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenollosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and Whistler; and photographs relating to Whistler, including art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, the Peacock Room, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society.
Organization of the Papers:
This collection is organized into twelve series.

Series 1: Genealogical and Biographical Data

Series 2: Correspondence

Series 3: Diaries

Series 4: Freer Colleague Materials

Series 5: Art Inventories

Series 6: Financial Materials

Series 7: Exhibition Loan Files

Series 8: Biblical Manuscripts and Gold Treasure Files

Series 9: American School of Archaeology in China

Series 10: Printed Material

Series 11: Outsize Material

Series 12: Photographs
Biographical Note:
1854 February 25 -- Born in Kingston, New York

1873 -- Appointed accountant and paymaster of New York, Kingston and Syracuse Railroad by Frank J. Hecker (1846-1927)

1876 -- Moves to Indiana to work, with Hecker, for the Detroit and Eel River and Illinois Railroad

1880 -- Moves to Detroit, participates in organization of the Peninsular Car Works with Hecker

1883 -- Becomes vice president and secretary of Peninsular Car Company when it succeeds Peninsular Car Works

1883 -- Begins collecting European prints

1884 -- Peninsular Car Company constructs plant on Ferry Avenue

1887 -- Meets Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)

1887 -- Acquires proofs of 26 etchings, Venice, Second Series(1886), by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

1887 -- Purchases a small Japanese fan attributed to Ogata Karin(1658-1715)

1887 -- Buys land on Ferry Avenue

1889 -- Meets Frederick Stuart Church (1826-1900) and Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925) in New York

1890 -- Commissions Wilson Eyre (1858-1944) to design house on Ferry Avenue, Detroit, Michigan

1890 -- On first trip to London, meets James McNeill Whistler(1834-1903)

1892 -- Moves to Ferry Avenue house

1892 -- Tryon and Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) undertake decoration of reception rooms

1893 -- Lends American paintings to World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

1893 -- Purchases first piece of Chinese art, a small painting of white herons by an anonymous Ming dynasty (1368-1644) artist

1894 -- Begins yearlong trip around the world, which includes visit to the Whistlers in Paris and first trip to Asia, stopping in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), India, China, and Japan

1896 -- Meets Matsuki Bunkyo (1867-1940) in Boston

1899 -- Takes part in consolidation of railroad-car building companies then retires from active business

1900 -- Attends Exposition International Universelle in Paris

1900 -- Buys villa in Capri with Thomas S. Jerome

1901 -- Meets Siegfried Bing (1838-1905) in Paris and Ernest Fenollosa(1853-1908), who visits Freer in Detroit

1902 -- Meets Dikran Kelekian (1868-1951)

1902 -- Spends summer in Britain building Whistler collection

1902 -- Views Whistler's, Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room

1904 -- Purchases Whistler's Peacock Room

1904 -- Offers his art collections and funds to build a museum in which to house them to the Smithsonian Institution

1905 -- Smithsonian committee visits Freer in Detroit

1906 -- United States government formally accepts Freer's gift on January 24

1906 -- Freer signs Deed of Gift to Smithsonian Institution on May 5

1907 -- On second tour of Asia, meets Hara Tomitaro 1868-1939) in Yokohama, Japan

1908 -- Takes third trip to Asia, specifically to West Asia to study Rakka ware

1909 -- Tours Europe to study art museums

1909 -- On fourth trip to Asia, attends memorial ceremony for Fenollosa (d.1908 September) at Miidera, Japan, and meets Duanfang (1861-1911) in China

1910 -- On last trip to Asia, visits Longmen Buddhist caves in China

1911 -- Suffers stroke

1912 -- Lends selection of objects for exhibition at Smithsonian Institution

1913 -- Meets Eugene (1875-1957) and Agnes E. (1887-1970) Meyer

1913 -- Commissions Charles Adams Platt (1861-1933) to design museum building in Washington

1914 -- Meets Katharine Nash Rhoades (1885-1965) in Detroit

1915 -- Settles in New York City

1915 -- Site of future Freer Gallery of Art is determined

1916 -- Platt's plans for Freer Gallery are approved by Smithsonian Regents and Commission of Fine Arts and ground is broken in September

1918 -- After falling ill in Detroit, Freer travels to New York for treatment

1918 -- Work on the museum building is delayed by the war

1919 -- Freer appends codicil to will permitting acquisitions of Asian, Egyptian, and Near Eastern (West Asian) art

1919 -- Dies in New York City on 25 September and is buried in Kingston, New York

1919 -- Construction of Freer Gallery completed

1920 -- John Ellerton Lodge (1876-1942) is appointed director of the Freer Gallery

1923 -- Freer Gallery opens to the public on May 9

1930 -- Memorial ceremony for Freer is held at Koetsuji, Kyoto

Charles Lang Freer was an American industrialist who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. He was a well-known collector of Asian art, and strongly supported the synthesis of Eastern art and Western art. One of his most famous acquisitions was James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room.
Index:
Index to cross-referenced correspondents in the series Charles Lang Freer correspondence

Beal, Junius E. -- See: -- Warring, Joseph Stephens

Black, George M. -- See: -- Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Board of Education (Kingston, New York) See: Michael, M. J.

Bonner, Campbell See: University of Michigan

Boughton, George H. See: Yardley, F. C.

British Museum See: Binyon, Laurence; Hobson, R. L.

Brown, Harold H. See: Art Association of Indianapolis

Buchner, Evelyn B. See: Knoedler, M., and Company

Buckholder, C. H. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Butler, S. B. See: Unidentified correspondents

Carnegie Institute See: Balken, Edward Duff; Harshe, Robert B.

Carpenter, Newton H. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Caulkins, Horace James See: Pewabic Pottery

Chao, Shih-chin See: Gunn, Chu Su

Chicago & North Western Railway Co. See: Hughett, Marvin

Clark, Charles Upson See: Clark, Arthur B.

Cleveland Museum of Art See: Whiting, Frederic Allen

Columbia University See: Braun, W. A.; Gottheil, Richard; Hirth, Friederich

Commission of Fine Arts See: Moore, Charles

Corcoran Gallery of Art See: Minnigerode, C. Powell

Crocker, Anna B. See: Portland Art Association

Dannenberg, D. E. See: Karlbeck, Orvar

De Menoncal, Beatrice See: Lien, Hui Ch'ing Collection

De Ricci, Seymour See: Ricci, Seymour de

Defnet, William A., Mrs., See: Franke, Ida M.

DeMotte See: Vigouroux, J.

Detroit Institute of Arts See: Detroit Museum of Art

Detroit Publishing Company See: Livingstone, W. A.

Detroit School of Design See: George Hamilton; Stevens, Henry

DeVinne Press See: Peters, Samuel T.; Witherspoon, A. S.

Dyrenforth, P. C. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Eddy, Arthur J. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Eggers, George Williams See: Art Institute of Chicago

Farr, Daniel H. See: Robinson and Farr

Farrand School (Detroit) See: Yendall, Edith

Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago) See: Laufer, Berthold

Flagg, Frederick J. See: Allen, Horace N.

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University See: Forbes, Edward; Pope, Arthur Upham; Sachs, Paul J.

French, M. R. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Fu, Lan-ya See: Pang, Lai-ch'en

Fujii, Yoshio See: Yoshio, Fujii

Gerrity, Thomas See: Knoedler, M., and Company

Goupil Gallery See: Marchant, William

Gray, William J. See: Barr, Eva

Great Lakes Engineering Works See: Hoyt, H. W.

Grolier Club See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Heinemann, W. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Holden, Edward S. See: West Point, U. S. Military Academy

Hudson, J. L. See: Weber, William C.

Hutchins, Harry B. See: University of Michigan

Hutchins, Charles L. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Kelekian, H. G. See: Kelekian, Dikran G.

Kent, H. W. See: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lee, Kee Son See: Li, Chi-ch'un

Levy, John See: Schneider, A. K.

Library of Congress See: Rice, Richard A.; Wright, Helen

Louvre (Paris, France) See: Midgeon, Gaston

Matsuki, Z. See: Matsuki, Kihachiro

McKim, Mead and White See: White, Stanford

Mills, A. L., Colonel See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Miner, Luella See: Lien, Hui Ch'ing Collection

Minneapolis Institute of Arts See: Breck, Joseph; Van Derlip, John R.

Monif, R. Khan See: Rathbun, Richard

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston See: Lodge, John Ellerton

Naser, Katen & Nahass See: Katen, K.

Nordlinger, Marie, Miss See: Meyer-Riefstahl, Marie

Panama Pacific International Exposition See: Moore, Charles C.; Trask, John E. D.

Peabody Museum See: Morse, Edward Sylvester

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts See: Trask, John E. D.

Perry, Mary Chase, Miss., See: Pewabic Pottery

Philip, Ronald M. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Pope, G. D. See: Barr, Eva

Reinhart, A. G. See: Gottschalk, E.

Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien Bosch See: Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien

Rutgers College See: Van Dyke, John C.

Saint-Gaudens, Augusta H. See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Saint-Gaudens, Homer See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Samurai Shokai See: Nomura, Yozo

San Francisco Art Association See: Laurvik, J. Nilsen

Scribner's, Charles, Sons See: Van Dyke, John C.

Shaw, Wilfred B. See: University of Michigan

Shirae, S. Z. See: Yamanaka and Company

Smith College See: Clark, Arthur B.

Smithsonian Institution See: Holmes, William Henry; Rathbun, Richard; Ravenel, Walcott, Charles D.

Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit) See: Plumb, Helen

Societe des Beaux-Arts See: Reid, Alexander

Stevens, George W. See: Toledo Museum of Art

Stratton, Mary Chase Perry See: Pewabic Pottery

Tanaka, Kichijiro See: Yamanaka and Company

Tuttle, William F. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Union Trust Company (Detroit) See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

United States Military Academy See: West Point, U. S. Military Academy

University of Chicago See: Zug, George Breed

University of Pennsylvania, Univ. Mus. See: Gordon, George Bryon

Ushikubo, D. J. R. See: Yamanaka and Company

Wallis & Son See: Barr, Eva; Thompson, C. Croal Ward, Clarence See: Oberlin College

Warren, Edward K. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Warring, Stephen See: Warring, Joseph Stephens

Watkin, Williams R. T. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Watson, Margaret, Miss See: Parker, Margaret Watson

Whistler, Anna See: Stanton, Anna Whistler

Whiting, Almon C. See: Toledo Museum of Art

Williams College See: Rice, Richard A

Wright, F. G. See: Orbach and Company

Yatsuhashi, H. See: Yamanaka and Company
Index to cross-referenced correspondence in the series Whistler correspondence

Bell, William See: Unidentified correspondents

Brown, Ernest See: Painter Etchers' Society, Committee

Cowen, John T. See subseries: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence

Ford, Sheridan See: Reid, Alexander

Haden, Francis Seymour See: Painter Etchers' Society, Committee

Haden, Francis Seymour, Lady See: Haden, Deborah Whistler

Leighton, Frederick, Baron See: Campbell, Lady Colin

Moore, Albert See: Reid, Alexander

Morley, Charles See: Pall Mall Gazette

Morris, Harrison S. See: Reid, Alexander

Pennell, Joseph See: Miscellaneous typescripts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts See: Reid, Alexander

Prange, F. G. See: Reid, Alexander

Societe des Beaux-Arts See: Reid, Alexander

Society of Portrait Painters See: Reid, Alexander

Stevens Fine Art See: Reid, Alexander

Studd, Arthur See: Miscellaneous typescripts

[Vanderbilt?], George, Mrs. See: George, Mrs.

Whistler, William McNeill, Mrs. See: Whistler, Nellie

Whistler Memorial Committee See: Miscellaneous typescripts
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The Archives of American Art microfilmed portions of the Freer papers in 1992. The microfilm is available at the Archives of American Art's Washington D.C. office, the Freer Gallery of Art Library, and through interlibrary loan.
Provenance:
Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Diaries
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Citation:
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Jar

Medium:
Stone-paste; painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 49 x 37.6 cm (19 5/16 x 14 13/16 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
11th-12th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
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Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.190
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Jar

Medium:
Stone-paste; painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 45 x 30 cm (17 11/16 x 11 13/16 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
13th century
Topic:
Ayyubid period (1171 - 1250)  Search this
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
earthenware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
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Accession Number:
F1902.191
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Jar

Medium:
Earthenware with alkaline glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 27 x 21.4 cm (10 5/8 x 8 7/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Iraq
Date:
1st-3rd century
Period:
Parthian period
Topic:
Parthian period (247 BCE - 224 CE)  Search this
Iraq  Search this
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Credit Line:
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Accession Number:
F1902.192
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Jar

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 27.3 x 18 cm (10 3/4 x 7 1/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
19th century?
Topic:
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.197
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Bowl

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 5.9 x 11.2 cm (2 5/16 x 4 7/16 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
11th-12th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.198
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Pot

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 12.9 x 19.8 cm (5 1/16 x 7 13/16 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
12th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.244
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Bowl

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.2 x 12.9 cm (2 7/16 x 5 1/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Syria
Date:
14th-15th century?
Topic:
Syria  Search this
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iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.245
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Jar

Medium:
Stone-paste painted with glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 13.2 x 10.2 cm (5 3/16 x 4 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
11th-12th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.246
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Jug

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 12.2 x 10.2 cm (4 13/16 x 4 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
11th-12th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.247
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