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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Singer, Paul, 1904-  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet (Boxes 2-8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906-1996
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence is with Asian art scholars and collectors, museums, galleries, universities, and art dealers, and includes letters, cards, and postcards received, as well as several outgoing letters from Singer. Topics of conversation include loan requests and viewings of Singer's collection; Chinese art object consultations; notices of items of interest up for auction; ongoing discussions of the disposition of Singer's collection upon his death; and publication of and edits to his collection catalog project.
The following list is selective and represents about seventy-five percent of the individuals who corresponded with Paul Singer.

Bahr, Edna H.

Barnard, Noel (The Australian National University)

Beach, Milo C. (Arthur M. Sackler Gallery)

Bernat, Paul

Brinker, Helmut H. (Fogg Art Museum)

Brundage, Avery

Bulling, Anneliese Gutkind

Bunker, Emma C.

Bush, George, President

Capon, Edmund (Victoria & Albert Museum)

Caro, Frank (C.T. Loo--gallery)

Chait, Ralph M.

Chang, Kwang-chih (Yale University)

Chase, Thomas W. (Freer Gallery of Art)

Cheung, Kwong-yue (The Australian National University)

Chow, Fang (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Chu, Jen-hsing (National Palace Museum)

Cleveland, Richard S. (The Saint Louis Art Museum)

Cox, Warren E.

Crawford, John M., Jr.

D'Argence, Ivon (M.H. de Young Memorial Museum)

Dohrenwend, Doris J. (The Royal Ontario Museum)

du Boulay, Anthony (Christie's, New York)

Eskenazi, J.E.

Fontein, Jan (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Fu, Marilyn (Princeton University)

Fu, Shen (Freer Gallery of Art)

Gettens, Rutherford J.

Getz, Joel

Gichner, Lawrence E.

Goepper, Roger (Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst)

Gray, Basil (British Museum)

Grisdale, Dick and Marjorie

Gyllensvard, Bo

Hathaway, Calvin S. (The Cooper Union)

Hayashi, Minao (Kyoto University)

Higuchi, T. (Kyoto University

Hippen, Will, Jr. (Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego)

Huber, Louisa G. Fitzgerald

Hsu, F. Richard (China Institute in America)

Kahane, Andrew

Keene, Manuel D.

Kelley, Clarence W. (The Dayton Art Institute)

Kimpel, Ben (Drew University)

Kuwayama, George (L.A. County Museum of Art)

Lally, James (Sotheby Park Bernet)

Lee, Sammy Yukuan (Oriental House, Ltd.)

Lee, Sherman E. (The Cleveland Museum of Art)

Levitan, Kit Carson Bennett

Little, Stephen (The Cleveland Museum of Art; Asian Art Musuem of San Francisco)

Loehr, Max (Fogg Art Museum)

Loekl, Greta Schreyer

Loh, Pichon P.Y. (Upsala College)

Maeda, Robert J. (Brandeis University)

Mackay, Colin J. D. (Sotheby's, London)

Marumoto, Shinichi (Kadansha Publishers)

Matsumoto, Helen L.

Mino, Yutaka

Mowry, Robert D. (The Asia Society)

Neill, Mary Gardner (Yale University Art Gallery)

Poor, Richard (University of Minnesota)

Proctor, Patty (Royal Ontario Museum)

Ravenal, Richard S. (Asian Gallery)

Rawson, Jessica (The British Museum)

Reynolds, Valrae (The Newark Museum)

Riddell, Sheila

Rockefeller, John D., 3rd

Rockefeller, Mrs. John D. (Blanchette)

Sackler, Arthur M.

Sackler, Jill

Sackler, Marietta Lutze

Scott, Hugh (U.S. Senate)

Schloss, Ezekiel

Shangraw, Clarence F. (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco)

Shen, Yusen

Sickman, Laurence (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)

Singer, Erwin

So, Jenny

Spelman, Ruth (C.W. Post Center)

Sullivan, Michael (Univ. Of Malaya in Singapore)

Swann, Peter C. (Museum of Eastern Art, Oxford)

Thote, Alain

Trousdale, William (U.S. National Museum)

Trubner, Henry (The Royal Ontario Museum)

Tsang, Shu-ping Teng (National Palace Museum)

Tsiang, Katherine R.

Tung, Tom Wu (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Umehara, Sueji

Vannotti, Franco

Veit, Willibald

Wardwell, Allen (The Asia Society)

Washburn, Gordon B. (The Asia Society)

Waterbury, Florance

Watson, William (Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, Univ. Of London)

Whitfield, Roderick (Princeton University)

Wilson, Marc F. (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)

Wu, Tung (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Ziebold, Thomas O. (Braddock Services Inc.)

Woodward, Hiram W., Jr. (The Walters Art Gallery)

Yuey, Joe
Arrangement:
The bulk of the files are arranged alphabetically by correspondent or corresponding institution. Numerous copies made after the receipt of the collection are of select letters and postcards and have not been further sorted.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Paul Singer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1991.01, Series 2
See more items in:
Paul Singer Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1991-01-ref8

Oriental ceramics, the world's great collections / selection and notes, Jan Fontein, Wu Tung ; introd., Jan Fontein ; [photography, Bin Takahashi, Wayne Lemmon]

Author:
Fontein, Jan  Search this
Wu, Tung 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
11 volumes . : illustrations (some color) ; 37 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1980
1982
1980-1982
Topic:
Pottery, Asian  Search this
Porcelain, Asian  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
NK4143 .O74X
NK4143.O74X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_136128

Oriental ceramics : the world's great collections / Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London

Author:
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Medley, Margaret  Search this
Physical description:
174 p., [131] p. of plates (some col.) : ill. ; 37 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1982
Topic:
Pottery, Asian  Search this
Porcelain, Asian  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
NK4043 .074X
NK4043.074X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_159985

Colloquy II: Lacquerwork, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, June 22-24, 1981

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-310, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-310-refidd1e1874

Tōyō tōji taikan / kanshū Koyama Fujio, Jon A. Pōpu

Title:
東洋陶磁大観 / 監修小山富士夫, ション・A・ホーフ
Oriental ceramics, the world's great collections
Author:
Koyama, Fujio 1900-1975  Search this
Pope, John Alexander 1906-1982  Search this
Physical description:
12 volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 37 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1974
1978
©1974-©1978
Topic:
Pottery, Asian  Search this
Porcelain, Asian  Search this
Call number:
738.5 .O7 Folio
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862119

Chūgoku tōji no shihō Eikoku Deividdo korekushon = Masterpieces of Chinese ceramics from the Percival David collection / [henshū Sezon Bijutsukan ... [et al.]]

Title:
中国陶磁の至宝英国デイヴィッド・コレクション = Masterpieces of Chinese ceramics from the Percival David collection / [編集セゾン美術館 ... [et al.]]
Eikoku Deividdo korekushon
英国デイヴィッド・コレクション
Masterpieces of Chinese ceramics from the Percival David collection
Author:
Sezon Bijutsukan  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Subject:
David, Percival Sir 1892-1964 Art collections  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
181 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
England
London
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Pottery, Chinese  Search this
Porcelain, Chinese  Search this
Pottery--Private collections  Search this
Porcelain--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NK4165 .C514 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843844

Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art / University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies

Author:
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
University of London School of Oriental and African Studies  Search this
Subject:
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
11 p., [5] p. of plates : ill., plans ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Place:
England
London
Date:
1952
[1952?]
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
738.51 .L59
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_848728

Decorative techniques and styles in Asian ceramics : a colloquy held 26-28 June 1978 / edited by Margaret Medley

Author:
Medley, Margaret  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
[7], 158 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Asia
Date:
1979
[1979]
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Porcelain  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
NK4143 .D4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_848951

The art of Iran and Anatolia from the 11th to the 13th century A.D. / edited by William Watson

Author:
Watson, William 1917-2007  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
[7], 155, [41] p. : ill., maps, plan ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Iran
Turkey
Date:
1975
[1975]
Topic:
Art, Seljuk  Search this
Islamic art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
N7283 .A77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849058

Landscape style in Asia : a colloquy held 25-27 June 1979 / edited by William Watson

Author:
Watson, William 1917-2007  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
198 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1980
[1980]
Topic:
Landscape painting, Asian  Search this
Landscapes in art  Search this
Call number:
ND1365 .L36
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849161

The westward influence of the Chinese arts from the 14th to the 18th century : a colloquy held 26 to 29 June 1972 / edited by William Watson

Author:
Watson, William 1917-2007  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
[7], 110, [35] p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1973
[1973]
Topic:
Art--Chinese influences  Search this
Call number:
N7429 .W47
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849374

Chinese painting and the decorative style : a colloquy held 23-25 June 1975 / edited by Margaret Medley

Author:
Medley, Margaret  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
[9], 165 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
China
Date:
1976
[1976]
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
ND1040 .C576
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849480

Pottery & metalwork in Tʻang China : their chronology & external relations : a colloquy held 29 June to 2 July 1970 / [edited by William Watson]

Title:
Pottery and metalwork in Tʻang China
Author:
Watson, William 1917-2007  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
[7], 86 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
China
Date:
1971
[1971]
Tʻang-Five dynasties, 618-960
Topic:
Pottery, Chinese  Search this
Art metal-work--History  Search this
Islamic pottery--Chinese influences  Search this
Call number:
NK4165 .P65
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849645

Artistic personality and decorative style in Japanese art : a colloquy held 21-23 June 1976 / edited by William Watson

Author:
Watson, William 1917-2007  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
[7], 187 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Japan
Date:
1977
[1977]
Topic:
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Artists--Psychology  Search this
Call number:
NK1071 .A74
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849656

Lacquerwork in Asia and beyond : a colloquy held 22-24 June 1981 / edited by William Watson

Author:
Watson, William 1917-2007  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
345 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Asia
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Lacquer and lacquering  Search this
Call number:
NK9900 .L33
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849762

Illustrated catalogue of Ru, Guan, Jun, Guangdong and Yixing wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese art. Section 1 / [preface to the revised edition Stacey Pierson]

Author:
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Pierson, Stacey  Search this
Subject:
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
76 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1999
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Pottery, Chinese  Search this
Porcelain, Chinese  Search this
Yixing ware  Search this
Call number:
NK4165 .P45 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849871

Designs as signs : decoration and Chinese ceramics / by Stacey Pierson

Title:
Decoration and Chinese ceramics
Author:
Pierson, Stacey  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2001
Topic:
Porcelain, Chinese--Themes and motives  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
NK4165 .P532
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_850922

Collecting Chinese art : interpretation and display / edited by Stacey Pierson

Author:
Pierson, Stacey  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Art, Chinese--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Chinese--Appreciation  Search this
Call number:
N7340 .C66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_851795

A collector's vision : ceramics for the Qianlong Emperor / Stacey Pierson with Amy Barnes

Title:
Ceramics for the Qianlong Emperor
Author:
Pierson, Stacey  Search this
Barnes, Amy  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Subject:
David, Percival Sir 1892-1964  Search this
Qianlong Emperor of China 1711-1799  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
120 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2002
C[2002]
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Porcelain, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
NK4565.5 .C667 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_853341

Song ceramics : objects of admiration / Stacey Pierson with S.F.M. McCausland

Title:
Objects of admiration
Author:
Pierson, Stacey  Search this
McCausland, Shane 1968-  Search this
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art  Search this
Physical description:
130 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2003
C2003
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Pottery, Chinese  Search this
Porcelain, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
NK4165.4 .P547 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_854522

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