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Charles Lang Freer selected papers

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905  Search this
Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943  Search this
Bixby, William K. (William Keeney), 1857-1931  Search this
Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien, 1860-  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lady, 1857-1911  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lord, 1853-1895  Search this
Canfield, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1855-1914  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley), 1857-1922  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952  Search this
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931  Search this
Gookin, Frederick William  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph), 1846-1927  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran, 1868-1951  Search this
Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio, 1867-1940  Search this
McCormick, Frederick, 1870-  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970  Search this
Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959  Search this
Moore, Charles, 1855-1942  Search this
Nomura, Yozo  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1873-1958  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Rhoades, Katharine N., 1885-1965  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Warring, Joseph Stephens, 1863?-1944  Search this
Way, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert), 1861-1913  Search this
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin, d. 1896  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Wong, K. T.  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Extent:
34 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1876-1931
Scope and Contents:
Papers concerning Freer's art collecting activities, including correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs. In addition to Freer's own correspondence, the papers include correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler and of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, correspondence of Freer's assistant Katharine Nash Rhoades, and correspondence regarding Freer's bequest to the Smithsonian Institution.
Correspondence, ca. 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; 30 v. of letterpress books containing copies of letters sent, 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' 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 letters 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 Fenellosa, 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.
Among Freer's correspondents are: Otto Bacher, Bernard Berenson, Siegfried Bing, Laurence Binyon, W.K. Bixby, Sigisbert Chretien Bosch-Reitz, Charles H. Caffin, Colin Campbell, Richard Canfield, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Stuart Church, Alfred Vance Churchill, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Arthur Wesley Dow, Ernest Fenollosa, Albert Gallatin, John Gellatly, Frederick W. Gookin, Sadakichi Hartmann, Frank J. Hecker, Dikran Kelekian, M. Knoedler & Co., Berthold Laufer, Lien Hui Ching Collection, W.A. Livingstone, Frederick McCormick, Bunkio Matsuki, Gari Melchers, Agnes Meyer, Eugene Meyer, Charles Moore, Yozo Nomura, Rosalind Birnie Philip, Charles A. Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph Stephens Warring, Thomas Way, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, Charles Walcott of the Smithsonian Institution, Beatrix Whistler, James McNeill Whistler, K.T. Wong, Yamanaka & Co., and Seaouke Yue.
Arrangement:
All correspondence except letterpress books: arranged alphabetically by correspondent; letterpress books are chonological.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; Detroit, Michigan. Collected Asian, American, and European art, including a large collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. Founded the Freer Gallery of Art, which is now part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
Selected for microfilming from the Charles Lang Freer papers at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Microfilmed 1992 by the Archives of American Art with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Fellowships and Grants Research Resources Program. Portions of the correspondence and the letterpress books were previously filmed by the Freer in the 1970 (AAA reels 77, 453-456, and 1217-1232); those reels have been replaced by this microfilming project. See Finding Aid for information on papers not selected for microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.freechar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975f501e2-91f7-48f7-82dc-03482afd00c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freechar

Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Japanese art objects from Matsuki Bunkio

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio, 1867-1940  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
3 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
Japan
Date:
September 1899
Scope and Contents:
The purchase included Japanese paintings and ceramics and one Chinese ceramic.
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1899.05.06
General:
Name variants: Bunkio Matsuki
Freer collection numbers: F1899.30; F1899.31; F1899.32.1; F1899.32.2a-b; F1899.33; F1899.34a-c; F1899.35; F1899.36; F1899.37
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1899.05.06
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / 1895-1899
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc37e7eb56b-87c0-4c6c-9746-0d44ef3244c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3219
Online Media:

Twelve-panel screen depicting “Spring Morning in the Han Palace” with inscription; encomium on the reverse

Artist:
Sheng Nian 盛年 (active 17th century) painted the template followed by lacquer specialists  Search this
Medium:
Black lacquer on prepared wooden core; carved recesses filled with polychrome pigments and gold (kuancai)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 216.5 x 50.1 x 606.5 cm (85 1/4 x 19 3/4 x 238 3/4 in)
Type:
Furniture and Furnishing
Origin:
China
Date:
rendi year, mid-summer (zhong xia) June 1672
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
deer  Search this
inscription  Search this
dance  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
Kangxi reign (1662 - 1722)  Search this
qin  Search this
boat  Search this
architecture  Search this
fungus-of-immortality  Search this
China  Search this
flower viewing  Search this
mirror  Search this
musician  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
horse and rider  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.42a-l
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3e96d6b26-1c55-4716-96fa-6880ba58164b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1906.42a-l

Illustrated catalogue of ancient Chinese and Japanese paintings, screens, prints, Chinese porcelains, wood carvings, and gold lacquers from the collection of ... Bunkio Matsuki of Boston, Mass. ... : to be sold February 25th and 26th, 1910 ... / the Anderson Auction Company

Author:
Anderson Galleries, Inc  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
74 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1910
C[1910]
To 1868
Topic:
Art, East Asian--Private collections  Search this
Art, Japanese--Private collections  Search this
Art, Chinese--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N7336 .A75 1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_886668

Catalogue of arms and armor of old Japan : examples of the famous Miyochin's, and others celebrated for their work in metals : also sword guards, knife handles, pewter, carvings, brocades and other objects of interest to amateurs and connoisseurs :gathered on a recent visit to Japan by Bunkio Matsuki

Title:
Arms and armor of old Japan and other ancient objects of interest
Author:
American Art Association  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Date:
1905
Topic:
Armor  Search this
Call number:
NK1071 .A625 1905
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_886700

Catalogue of arms and armor of old Japan : examples of the famous Miyocin's, and others celebrated for their work in metals : also important Chinese carved screen, cloissoné, Japanese temple and palace carvings, and other objects of interest to amateurs and connoisseurs : gathered on a recent visit to Japan by Bunkio Matsuki

Title:
Matsuki collection
Beautiful objects belonging to Mr. Bunkio Matsuki
Author:
American Art Association  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
88 p., [13] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Date:
1906
To 1868
Topic:
Armor  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
NK1071 .A62 1906
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_886701

Catalogue of rare and interesting objects illustrating the arts and crafts of ancient China and Japan ... acquired by ... Bunkio Matsuki ..

Title:
Matsuki collection of art tiles
Author:
American Art Association  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940  Search this
American Art Association  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
72 p., [17] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1910
Topic:
Art, East Asian--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N7336 .A733 1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_886720

Catalogue of ancient and medieval pewters of China and Japan, old wood carvings, rare helmets & famous blades also stone garden ornaments and other objects of interest : gathered on a recent visit to Japan by Bunkio Matsuki

Title:
Matsuki collection
Author:
John J. Henry & Co  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs
Auction catalogs
Date:
1905
Call number:
Auction 224
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838787

Catalogue of ancient Chinese tapestries, porcelains and pottery, wood carvings, armor, helmets, blue and white porcelains, stone garde ornaments and old Japanese prints

Title:
Matsuki collection
Author:
Warren Chambers (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs
Auction catalogs
Date:
1907
Call number:
Auction 224.1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838786

Catalogue of remarkable antique carvings taken from famous temples and palaces of old Japan : recently brought to this country by B. Matsuki, Tokyo

Author:
American Art Association  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs
Auction catalogs
Date:
1902
Call number:
Auction 016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838647

Art of old Japan, rare specimens of pewter, carvings in jade and other stones and wood. Many lanterns from famous palace and temple grounds, fine gold lacquers and other scarce objects : selected by the well-known Japanese connoisseur Bunkio Matsuki

Title:
Matsuki collection
Author:
American Art Association  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs
Auction catalogs
Date:
1904
Call number:
Auction 021
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838652

Catalogue of rare objects in wood, pewter and brass illustrating the art of old japan to be sold at unrestricted public sale by order of Mr. Bunkio Matsuki

Author:
Leonard & Co. (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs
Auction catalogs
Date:
1903
Call number:
Auction 223
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838793

Charles Lang Freer selected papers, 1876-1931

Author:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Bacher, Otto H (Otto Henry) 1856-1909  Search this
Berenson, Bernard 1865-1959  Search this
Bing, Siegfried 1838-1905  Search this
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Bixby, William K (William Keeney) 1857-1931  Search this
Bosch Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien 1860-1938  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Campbell, Colin Lord 1853-1895  Search this
Campbell, Colin Lady 1857-1911  Search this
Chase, William Merritt 1849-1916  Search this
Church, Frederick S (Frederick Stuart) 1842-1924  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance 1864-1949  Search this
Canfield, Richard A (Richard Albert) 1855-1914  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon 1882-1966  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer 1851-1938  Search this
Dow, Arthur W (Arthur Wesley) 1857-1922  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco 1853-1908  Search this
Gallatin, A. E (Albert Eugene) 1881-1952  Search this
Gellatly, John 1853-1931  Search this
Gookin, Frederick William  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi 1867-1944  Search this
Hecker, Frank J (Frank Joseph) 1846-1927  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran 1868-1951  Search this
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
McCormick, Frederick 1870-1951  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940  Search this
Melchers, Gari 1860-1932  Search this
Meyer, Agnes E. 1887-1970  Search this
Meyer, Eugene 1875-1959  Search this
Moore, Charles 1855-1942  Search this
Nomura, Yozo  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie 1873-1958  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Rhoades, Katharine 1885-1965  Search this
Platt, Charles A (Charles Adams) 1861-1933  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Steichen, Edward 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William 1849-1925  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Warring, Joseph Stephens 1863?-1944  Search this
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin -1896  Search this
Wong, K. T  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903 (OCoLC)fst00032885  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art (OCoLC)fst00546508  Search this
Smithsonian Institution (OCoLC)fst00532691  Search this
Physical description:
34 microfilm reels
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1876
1931
Topic:
Art, Asian--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_854613

Catalogue of rare objects in brass, leathers, and wood illustrating the art of old Japan : to be sold at unrestricted public sale by order of Mr. Bunkio Matsuki

Title:
Art of old Japan
Author:
American Art Association  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs
Auction catalogs
Date:
1903
Call number:
Auction 017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838648

Descriptive catalogue of an important keramic collection of Japanese and Chinese pottery, porcelain, bronzes, lacquers, brocade, prints, embroideries, kakemono, screens, ethnological and buddhist objects selected by Mr. Bunkio Matsuki of Kobe, Japan, and Boston

Title:
Matsuki collection, Japanese fine arts
Author:
Davis and Harvey's Galleries  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs
Auction catalogs
Date:
1898
Call number:
Auction 222.1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838794

Descriptive catalogue of an important collection of Japanese and Chinese pottery, porcelain, bronzes, brocades, prints, embroideries, kakemono, screens, ivories and gold lacquers selected by Mr. Bunkio Matsuki of Kobe, Japan, and Boston

Title:
Matsuki collection, Japanese fine arts
Author:
Leonard & Co. (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940 Art collections  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs
Auction catalogs
Date:
1898
Call number:
Auction 222
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838795

Freer Meets Matsuki Bunkyō

Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
Date:
Summer 1896
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14521

"A pleasing novelty" : Bunkio Matsuki and the Japan craze in Victorian Salem

Author:
Essex Institute  Search this
Peabody Museum of Salem  Search this
Subject:
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Japan
Massachusetts
Salem
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
Call number:
N8660.M38 P53 1993
N8660.M36 P56 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_568394

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