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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 Korin(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
Related Material:
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:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Architecture -- Asia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Financial records
Correspondence
Photographs
Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3f1a0e3e0-630c-48d4-ba28-485946b1d615
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-01
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A Tartar horseman with a hawk

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Zhao Mengfu 趙孟頫 (1254-1322)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W: 24 x 26.4 cm (9 7/16 x 10 3/8 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
horse  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
falconry  Search this
hawk  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.162h.1-2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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On View:
Freer Gallery 20: Falcons: The Art of the Hunt
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye392e18709-39fb-47ac-a88b-bc85832a9efb
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Hawk Pursuing Water Birds

Artist:
Follower of Lin Liang (ca. 1428-ca. 1495)  Search this
Formerly attributed to Chao Yuezhi (1059-1129)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 168.2 x 86.6 cm (66 1/4 x 34 1/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
late 15th-early 16th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
heron  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
hawk  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1919.146
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Freer Gallery 20: Falcons: The Art of the Hunt
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Chinese Porcelain

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-04-14T22:57:42.000Z
YouTube Category:
People & Blogs  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Bamboo, frog, and insects

Artist:
Traditionally attributed to Cui Bai (active mid- to late 11th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 27.7 x 61.7 cm (10 7/8 x 24 5/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
insect  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
bamboo  Search this
frog  Search this
garden  Search this
China  Search this
rock  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.163h
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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edanmdm:fsg_F1911.163h

Flowers, butterflies and other insects

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Cui Bai (active mid- to late 11th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 26 x 150.5 cm (10 1/4 x 59 1/4 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
insect  Search this
flower  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
butterfly  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.524
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1911.524
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Geese at Dawn on a Misty River

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Cui Bai (active mid- to late 11th century)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 102.8 x 164.1 cm (40 1/2 x 64 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
15th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
landscape  Search this
goose  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
river  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.25
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1915.25

Cormorants in Misty Moonlight

Artist:
Follower of Lü Ji (ca. 1420-ca. 1505)  Search this
Formerly attributed to Cui Bai (active mid- to late 11th century)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 152.7 x 96.9 cm (60 1/8 x 38 1/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
Late 16th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
moon  Search this
cormorant  Search this
willow tree  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.187
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
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GUID:
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edanmdm:fsg_F1916.187

Willow, Geese, and Kingfisher

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Cui Bai (active mid- to late 11th century)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 188.2 x 96.1 cm (74 1/8 x 37 13/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
16th century?
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
goose  Search this
tree  Search this
flower  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.33
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3331d3734-6b36-41ee-a87e-5a17d9f374e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1916.33

Autumn foliage and birds

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Cui Bai (active mid- to late 11th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 82.2 × 49.8 cm (32 3/8 × 19 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
14th-15th century
Period:
Yuan or Ming dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
autumn  Search this
Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
bird and flower  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1919.154
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CC0
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Eagle killing a hare

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Cui Bai (active mid- to late 11th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 171 x 86.3 cm (67 5/16 x 34 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
17th-19th century
Period:
Ming or Qing dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
eagle  Search this
flower  Search this
peony  Search this
rabbit  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
death  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.191
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edanmdm:fsg_F1909.191

Mirror

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.7 x 12 cm (1/4 x 4 3/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Mirror
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2174
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3036a54e3-c4f1-4742-b5f9-943126349d82
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edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2174

Mirror

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.5 x 10.9 cm (3/16 x 4 5/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Mirror
Origin:
China
Date:
960-1644
Period:
Song to Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
casting  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2175
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye35b0f7c13-51d0-4d10-8e49-dc499e588141
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edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2175

Single-prong hairpin (zan 簪) with floral motif.

Medium:
Silver, kingfisher feather, blue stone
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 8.7 x 2.2 cm (3 7/16 x 7/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
late 14th-mid 17th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
filagree  Search this
wirework  Search this
twisted wire  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2229
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GUID:
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edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2229

Mirror

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.7 x 13.6 cm (1/4 x 5 3/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Mirror
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2246
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye37818a171-5a4a-481e-a254-05e9c89e16b6
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edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2246

Single-prong hairpin (zan 簪) with large floral motif head."

Medium:
Bronze, stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 18.2 x 2.1 x 2 cm (7 3/16 x 13/16 x 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
late 14th-mid 17th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
chasing  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2252
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye37e70e836-e34e-4e54-b0e8-d1205af66c79
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edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2252

Pair of earrings (erhuan 耳环).

Medium:
Gold and turquoise
Dimensions:
H x W x D (1): 6 x 3.5 x 5.5 cm (2 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 2 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
late 14th-mid 17th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
lotus  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
wirework  Search this
coiled wire  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2287.1-2
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34f8a00e7-6424-40b3-95f2-208e3ae10dee
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edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2287.1-2

Pair of fittings or attachments (hinge?)

Medium:
Bronze, gilding
Dimensions:
H x W x D (each): 5.7 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm (2 1/4 x 9/16 x 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
16th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2447.1-2
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GUID:
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edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2447.1-2

Tripod stand

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 24 x 14 x 14 cm (9 7/16 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
casting  Search this
lotus  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2461
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GUID:
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edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2461

Mirror

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.3 x 15.5 cm (1/8 x 6 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Mirror
Origin:
China
Date:
618-907 or 1368-1644, or 1900-1997
Period:
Tang or Ming dynasty or 20th century
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2470
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye30b1c23f2-a2fd-46b9-adad-1873f8c874bb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2470

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