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Irving Marantz papers, 1936-1972

Creator:
Marantz, Irving, 1912-1972  Search this
Marantz, Irving, 1912-1972  Search this
Subject:
Hayman Chaffey, Frederick William  Search this
Kaldis, Aristodimos  Search this
Brady, Charles Michael  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Art, Chinese -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7991
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210160
AAA_collcode_marairvi
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210160

Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez Collection

Collector:
Luboshez, Ferris  Search this
Extent:
664 Items (photographs and negatives, black and white and color)
1 Item (newspaper clipping)
1 Item (museum catalog)
Container:
Folder 4
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Negatives
Place:
China -- Description and Travel
USA -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Date:
1945-1972
bulk 1945-1949
Scope and Contents:
Photographs and a newspaper clipping, ca 1945-1972, documenting the Chinese art collection of Captain and Mrs. Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez, formed substantially during the 1945-1949, while Luboshex served in the Department of State. Documented are works dating from the Neolithic (ca. 5000-ca. 1500 B.C.) to the Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1912); and a catalog of artworks from his collection exhibited at the University of Maryland Art Gallery in 1972. Also included are photographs taken by Captain Luboshez of place views and people in China. Formats include color snapshots, black-and-white prints, safety and nitrate film negatives, and 35mm color slides.
Arrangement:
1 box : Arranged by form of material.
1 oversized folder : Organized by size.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez (1896-1984), scientific researcher and educator, lawyer, and collector of Chinese art. Born of American parents in England, Luboshez studies philosophy and aesthetics at the British Institute of Philosophical Stduies. He later taught physics at the University of London, experimenting in the sonar detection of submarines, and developing a number of inventions relating to radiation shielding and light control. He studies law in England, serving as a barrister-at-law, and later as a member of the New York Bar and that of the District of Columbia. With the outbreak of World War II, Luboshez entered the United States Navy. After the war, he became general counsel to the Office of the Foreign Liquidation Commissioner of the U.S. Department of State for an area that included China and Japan. He was subsequently appointed central field commisssioner with headquarters in Shanghai.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1992.01
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Negatives
Citation:
Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Berniece Ferris Luboshez, 1992.
Identifier:
FSA.A1992.01
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3f38fa8c9-9906-4657-abe7-9ed226a2dc07
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1992-01
Online Media:

Helen D. Ling Papers

Extent:
6.15 Cubic feet (consisting of 14 boxes and 1 flat box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Notes
Photographs
Place:
Shanghai (China)
Singapore
Date:
1928-2008
bulk 1945-1982
Summary:
The Helen D. Ling Papers, dating from 1928-2008 with the bulk of material dating from 1945-1982, measure 6.15 cubic feet and include biographical material, research, writings, correspondence, printed material, and audiovisual material related to Ling's life and work as a collector and dealer of Asian art.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Helen Ling measure 6.15 cubic feet and date from 1928 to 2008, with the bulk of material dating between 1945-1982. The papers largely relate to Ling's personal life, research, and collections of Chinese objects. The papers include biographical material, research, writings, correspondence, printed material, and audio recordings.
Arrangement:
The Helen D. Ling papers are organized into six series: Series 1: Biographical Material; Series 2: Diaries; Series 3: Research Files; Series 4: Writings and Notes; Series 5: Correspondence; Series 6: Printed Material; Series 7: Audiovisual Material; Series 8: Lectures; Series 9: Sales Records
Biographical Note:
Helen Dalling Ling was born Helen Dalling on July 28, 1901 in Uhrichsville, Ohio, and grew up in Everett, Pennsylvania. Ling was an American collector, dealer, and connoisseur of Asian art and antiques.

In 1925, Ling attended an American Baptist Foreign Mission picnic where she met Tien-Gi (Ti-Gi) Ling, a Chinese research chemist who was studying for his master's and subsquent doctorate in industrial chemistry from Brown University and Cornell University, respectively. Ling traveled to Shanghai by herself in 1928 to see if she could live in China, as marrying Ti-Gi would strip her of her American citizenship. Content in Shanghai, she and Ti-Gi married several months after her arrival in the spring of 1928.

The pair lived throughout South China, Hong Kong, and Singapore where she held various positions including as an English teacher and secretary. The couple had one son, James G. Ling, in 1930. Ling became interested in antiques prior to moving abroad, and eventually opened an antique shop in Shanghai in 1938 called the Green Dragon. When the Lings moved to Singapore in 1951 after escaping the Communists in Shanghai, Helen Ling opened another shop under her own name which she operated until her death on May 15th, 1982. Ling was very active in the field of Southeast Asian art, regularly giving lectures and was regularly featured in publications on her expertise in Asian art. She co-founded and served as the first president of the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society, Singapore in 1971. Ling was thrust onto the global stage when her friend, Jim Thompson, co-founder of Thai Silk Company Limited disappeared while visiting her and Ti-Gi at there home, Moonlight in 1967. Thirty-four Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery collection items were once part of Ling's personal collection, and were either sold or donated to the museum after her death by her family.
Provenance:
Gift of Ann S. Ling.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Pottery - Asia  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides
Notes
Photographs
Citation:
Helen D. Ling Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Ann S. Ling.
Identifier:
FSA.A2019.04
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Helen D. Ling Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3f8effad5-812f-44f3-857c-14b6e6702eef
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2019-04

Paul Singer Papers

Creator:
Singer, Paul, 1904-  Search this
Extent:
23 Linear feet (Boxes 1-28, 30-40, OV29)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Financial records
Place:
Vienna (Austria)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
circa 1880s-1997
Summary:
The Paul Singer papers measure 23 linear feet and date from circa 1880s to 1997. Materials include biographical documents, correspondence, writings and notes, exhibition and symposium files, travel files, personal art collection records, personal business records, printed material, artwork, artifacts, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The Paul Singer papers measure 23 linear feet and date from circa 1880s to 1997. Materials include biographical documents, correspondence, writings and notes, exhibition and symposium files, travel files, personal art collection records, personal business records, printed material, artwork, artifacts, and photographs.

Biographical materials document Paul Singer's life in Vienna, Austria and in the United States. Scattered biographical documentation concerning Singer's wife, Eva Geyer, is also included. Correspondence files show the many relationships Singer maintained with art auctions and art dealers, Asian art colleagues, and various museums and universities in an effort to continuously expand and exhibit his collection. Topics also include requests for loans and viewings of Singer's art collection; consultations about other art objects; auction and sales offers; and his unpublished collection catalog project. Writings and notes include drafts of articles, essays, Singer's memoirs, and Singer's unpublished collection catalog drafts. As reflected within exhibition and symposium files, items from Singer's collection were included in several exhibitions over the years, many at the Asia House Gallery and China Institute of America, and a symposium held in his honor at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in 1990, "New Perspectives on Chu Culture during the Eastern Zhou Period." The papers also include various materials documenting Singer's international travels, especially to China from 1979 onward.

Personal art collection records document various Singer collection purchases and sales and include invoices, receipts, shipping documents, appraisal and laboratory testing results, scattered loan agreements, and Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and Purchase Fund documentation. Personal business records include Singer's personal financial files, legal files, and estate papers. Also found within the papers are printed materials, a sketchbook and sketches by others, two picture frames, and a bronze bust of Paul Singer by David Cregeen. Personal photographs depict Paul Singer and his friends and family through snapshots, portraits, vintage photographs, and one album, and primarily document Singer's life in Austria. Also included are images of Singer's apartment showing his collection as a whole, as well as various social events. Photographs of works of art, both within Singer's collection and from other sources, constitute the bulk of the photographs found within the papers and include four photograph albums. However, researchers should note that prints, slides, and negatives of works of art are as yet largely unsorted.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1911-1996, undated [0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 28, OV29]

Series 2: Correspondence, 1906-1996 [2.5 linear feet; Boxes 2-8]

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1950s-circa 1990s [2.0 linear feet; Boxes 8-13]

Series 4: Exhibition and Symposium Files, 1957-1990 [0.7 linear feet; Boxes 13-15]

Series 5: Travel Files, circa 1960s-circa 1991 [0.2 linear feet; Box 15]

Series 6: Personal Art Collection Records, 1951-circa 1996 [1.9 linear feet; Boxes 16-20]

Series 7: Personal Business Records, 1948-1997 [0.9 linear feet; Boxes 20-23]

Series 8: Printed Material, circa 1900-1996 [0.9 linear feet; Boxes 23-24, 28]

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1950s [0.1 linear feet; Boxes 24, 28]

Series 10: Artifacts, circa 1970s-circa 1980s, undated [1.1 linear feet; Box 24, Bust]

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1880s-circa 1990s [12 linear feet; Boxes 24-27, 30-40]
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Singer (1904-1997) was a collector of Chinese art and neuropsychiatrist active in New York.

Born in Pressburg, Hungary in 1904, Singer grew up in Vienna, Austria where he studied medicine and developed his lifelong interest in Chinese art. He began his studies in 1921 at the Realgymnasium in Vienna, becoming a neuropsychiatrist in 1929 at the University of Vienna. He and his wife, actress Eva Geyer (1907-1975), fled Austria in 1938. After staying briefly in London, they arrived in New York in 1939 where Singer frequented art dealer shops, such as C. T. Loo and Ralph Chait, auction houses, and thrift stores. Singer met Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987) at a Sotheby's auction in 1957. After Singer's wife's death in 1975, Sackler and Singer entered an agreement whereby Sackler would pay to support Singer's collecting and Singer's collection would go to Sackler upon his death.

Galleries and museums around the country displayed works from Singer's collection, and in 1965, Singer and Max Loehr (1903-1988) co-curated Relics of Ancient China (1965) at Asia House Gallery in New York. The Chinese Institute in New York held several exhibitions showing pieces from his collection, two of which included: Early Chinese Gold and Silver (1971) and Early Chinese Miniatures (1977), for which he wrote the catalogs. In honor of Singer's eighty-fifth birthday in April 1990, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery held a symposium, "New Perspectives on Chu Culture during the Eastern Zhou Period," displaying a select number of objects from his collection and dedicating the published volume of presented papers to Paul Singer. In addition to curating and collecting, Singer also published scholarly articles on Chinese art in journals such as Archives of Asian Art and Oriental Art, and was senior consultant to the Far Eastern Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Max Loehr (1903-1988) began constructing a comprehensive catalog of Paul Singer's collection in 1965, sending entries to Singer as he and his colleagues completed them. After Loehr's death, Thomas Lawton (1931- ) took over much of the Singer collection catalog project, hoping for completion in time for the Symposium in 1990, but the catalog was never published.

Paul Singer died in New Providence, New Jersey in 1997.
Provenance:
Donations received in part from Dr. Paul Singer in 1991 and after his death in 1997, and from the executrix of his estate, Ms. Margit Elsohn, in 2000.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Archaeology -- China -- Antiquities  Search this
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Chinese -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Financial records
Citation:
The Paul Singer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1991.01
See more items in:
Paul Singer Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc30b3fef0e-ec97-49d5-9ea9-8fd6c1901c4f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1991-01
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Exhibit - Hall of Gems and Minerals, USNM, 1958

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Vetlesen, Maude Monell  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences  Search this
Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Hall of Gems and Minerals (Exhibition) (1958: United States National Museum)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
1958
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Gems  Search this
Mineralogy  Search this
Chinese Jade Carvings  Search this
Jade  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Jade Carvings  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Exhibit cases  Search this
Standard number:
MNH-082A
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_7459

Exhibit in the Hall of Gems and Minerals, USNM (NMNH)

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Vetlesen, Maude Monell  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences  Search this
Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Hall of Gems and Minerals (Exhibition) (1958: United States National Museum)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
1958
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Gems  Search this
Mineralogy  Search this
Chinese Jade Carvings  Search this
Jade  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Jade Carving  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Exhibit cases  Search this
Standard number:
MNH-082B
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_7460

Irving Marantz papers

Creator:
Marantz, Irving, 1912-1972  Search this
Names:
Brady, Charles Michael, 1926-  Search this
Hayman Chaffey, Frederick William, 1920-  Search this
Kaldis, Aristodimos, 1899-1979  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1972
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; 540 letters and postcards received, 1933-1972, from Charles Brady, F. W. Hayman Chaffey, Aristodemos Kaldis, and many others; photographs; catalogs; publicity material; clippings; an inventory of Chinese works of art purchased by Marantz in the 1930's; and miscellany. Also included is a scrapbook, 1947-1970, containing correspondence, clippings, catalogs, and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1974-1975 by Mrs. Irving Marantz, widow of Marantz, and after her death by their daughter Mady, 1976.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Art, Chinese -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.marairvi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9416c0027-84e4-4835-8411-e96b2d930a33
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-marairvi

Shirley Z. Johnson Papers

Extent:
4 Linear feet (consisting of 8 legal document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Notes
Correspondence
Place:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date:
1979-2015
Summary:
The Shirley Z. Johnson Papers, dating from 1979-2015, measure 4 linear feet and include an inventory, correspondence, and research files related to Johnson's collection of Chinese textiles.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Shirley Z. Johnson measure 4 linear feet and date from 1979-2015. The papers largely relate to Johnson's collection of textiles. The papers include inventories, object files, correspondence, and research files.

The inventories and object files document Johnson's textile collecting and include book lists, images, documentation, and research organized by individual object.

The correspondence files include letters, notes, emails, news clippings, interview notes, museum object lists, press releases, and notes related to the holdings of museums, art dealers. They also contain information related to imperial robes and the individual Yan Yong, a scholar and Deputy Director of the Court History Department and the Head of the Division of Textiles at the Palace Museum in Beijing, China.

Research files comprise printed material, articles and speech drafts, and notes related to Chinese textile research. Topics represented in the records include sumptuary laws, symbolism in religious traditions in China, rank badges in various Chinese military branches, and instructions for dating textiles.

The original container numbers established by the creator are documented with their corresponding files.
Arrangement:
The Shirley Z. Johnson papers are arranged in six series.

Series 1: Inventories

Series 2: Correspondence with Collectors

Series 3: Correspondence with Dealers

Series 4: Correspondence with Museums

Series 5: Correspondence with Curators

Series 6: Research Files
Biographical Note:
Shirley Z. Johnson is a scholarly collector, antitrust attorney, and autism advocate.

Ms. Johnson's first Asian art collection consisted of imperial Chinese textiles about which she wrote an article in Arts of Asia, (1995). Some textiles have been given to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art, the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Freer|Sackler), others have been loaned to it and, as of 2019, have been promised as a gift. Her interest in Chinese textiles began in 1979 when she visited China and purchased four pieces: two from Chinese people seated on the ground among the stone animals leading to the Ming tombs and two rank badges from an antique store on Lui Li Chang street in Beijing.

Beginning around 1992, she became interested in Japanese metal work, when she spotted a piece she liked of the Meiji period (1868 – 1912) at Orientations Gallery in New York. Thereafter, she collected metal art of that era until 2006, when she began collecting work of living metal artists. She gave her collection of Meiji metal work to The Walters Art Museum in 2019 (along with Japanese cloisonné and prints) and has promised her collection of contemporary metal art to the Freer|Sackler, along with extensive archives relating to each piece and interviews with about 100 metal artists beginning in 2006.

She served on the Board of The Textile Museum from 1989-2003 and on the Board of the Freer|Sackler from 2004-2012 and from 2017 to 2021.

Ms. Johnson had published several articles on Asian art: "Tomobako: Functional Beauty," Impressions, 42 Part One 2021; "Japanese Metal Art: An Enduring Tradition," Arts of Asia, May-June 2017; "Chinese Ancestor Portraits in the Sackler's Collection," Arts of Asia, July-August 2003; "A Textile Collector's Approach to Collecting," Arts of Asia, July-August 1995.

Her legal specialty was antitrust law. She worked as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, was counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Antitrust Subcommittee, and entered private practice in 1976 until she retired in 2009.

She graduated from the University of Michigan law school in 1965 with a Juris Doctor degree and was a member of The Order of the Coif. Previously she received a bachelor's degree in Political Science, summa cum laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

In 2004, she founded a unique social skills program for children with autism at the West Burlington, Iowa School District involving classroom guidance, luncheon and after-school groups and a summer camp. Each activity involved both autistic and neurotypical children. The program was called the TRI Project, standing for Intense, Inclusive, Individual.
Provenance:
Donated by Shirley Z. Johnson in 2015. Addition donated by Shirley Z. Johnson in 2019.
Restrictions:
Collection is restricted until 2140.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Art -- China  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Costume -- Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Notes
Correspondence -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Shirley Z. Johnson Papers, FSA.A2016.06. Gift of Shirley Z. Johnson, 2015.
Identifier:
FSA.A2016.06
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Shirley Z. Johnson Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc354d76cb2-4c7d-4444-8437-c0166c86d94b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2016-06

Wang Fangyu Papers

Collector:
Wang, Fangyu, 1913-1997  Search this
Names:
Wang, Fangyu, 1913-1997  Search this
Zhu, Da, 1626-ca. 1705  Search this
Extent:
1,900 Items ((6 cubic feet))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Negatives
Place:
China
New Haven (Conn.)
USA -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Date:
1942-1997
Scope and Contents:
Papers, 1942-1997, and undated, chiefly in Chinese, a small portion photocopies, including: about 70 letters received, 1964-19997, from friends and colleagues; manuscript drafts and research notes; printed material, including exhibition catalogues and articles written by Wang and others; a few snapshots of Wang and friends, and approximately 1,00 still photographs, 500 35mm slides, 80 color transparencies, and 150 negatives, that mostly depict the work by Bada Shanren, including fakes attributed to the artist.
Photographic material: I. 195 prints, 55 duplicate prints, 1 negative of Bada Shanren's works that are dated, or can be positively dated. II. 66 prints of Bada Shanren's works painted before 1684, and between 1684 and 1694. III. 34 prints of Bada Shanren's works painted between 1695 and 1705. IV. 26 prints, 8 duplicate prints, 5 negatives of identified fakes or obvious fakes of Bada Shanren's works. V. 85 large and 624 small miscellaneous prints of various sizes. VI. Photocopies of miscellanea on Bada Shanren, 7 items.
Manuscripts: I. Published works of Wang Fangyu and parts of Wang's manuscripts. II. Correspondence from Wang Fangyu's friends, not numbered. III. Articles written by Wang Fangyu's friends. IV. Reading notes by Wang Fangyu. V. Miscellaneous notes. VI. 10 printed pamphlets.
Arrangement:
Organized by form.
Biographical / Historical:
Professor Wang Fangyu (1913-1997), collector, art historian, regarded highly for his extensive research on the Chinese artist Zhang Da (1626-1705), commonly known as Bada Shanren. He was one of the world's foremost experts on the life and art of the artist. Prof. Wang also taught Chinese language at Yale University for numerous years.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.36
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Art, Chinese -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Negatives
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.36
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc33542b576-dfcc-4d86-8477-8a9369610e23
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-36

Freer Leaves on First Trip to Asia

Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Place:
Paris (France)
Asia
Sri Lanka
Michigan
India
China
Japan
Hong Kong (China)
Italy
Date:
September 29, 1894
Topic:
Travel--Asia  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14515

Freer Begins Second Trip to Asia

Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Tomitaro, Hara  Search this
Takashi, Masuda  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Place:
Italy
Abū Sunbul (Egypt)
Dutch East Indies
Sri Lanka
Japan
China
Egypt
Date:
November 1906
Topic:
Art, Egyptian  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Art, Buddhist  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Travel  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14548

Freer Takes Third Trip to Asia

Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Place:
Syria
Paris (France)
Egypt
Turkey
Greece
Hungary
Austria
Lebanon
Istanbul (Turkey)
Date:
1908
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Egyptian  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Travel  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Islamic pottery  Search this
Art, Islamic  Search this
Porcelain, Chinese  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14549

Freer Takes Fourth Trip to Asia

Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest F  Search this
Duanfang 1861-1911  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Place:
Paris (France)
London, England
Germany
Italy
Belgium
China
Japan
Date:
1909
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Travel  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramics and glass  Search this
Ethnological museums and collections  Search this
Ethnology--Asia  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, Iranian  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Egyptian  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Glass  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Bronzes  Search this
Scrolls  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14550

Freer Begins Fifth Trip to Asia

Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Tomitaro, Hara  Search this
Duanfang 1861-1911  Search this
Calhoun, William J (William James) 1848-1916  Search this
Pang, Yuanji 1864-1949  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Place:
China
Japan
Date:
August 1910
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Painting  Search this
Stone carving  Search this
Art, Buddhist  Search this
Travel  Search this
Ambassadors  Search this
Ambassadors' wives  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14551

Freer Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Whistler's Birth

Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Curry, David Park  Search this
Sexton, George  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art Peacock Room  Search this
Date:
May 11, 1984
Topic:
Exhibit openings  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Benefactors  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Archives  Search this
Anniversaries  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Architects  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14566

Freer Acquires Ancient Chinese Ceramics Collection

Subject:
Lawton, Thomas 1931-  Search this
Ling, Helen Dalling 1901-1982  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Date:
1984
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Art, Asian, Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14567

Freer Auditorium Named After Meyers

Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Meyer, Agnes E  Search this
Meyer, Eugene  Search this
Graham, Katharine 1917-2001  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Philip L. Graham Fund  Search this
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation  Search this
New York Community Trust Island Fund  Search this
Type:
Board of Regents
Date:
February 4, 1991
Topic:
Benefactors  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Auditoriums  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14573

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Author:
Beach, Milo Cleveland  Search this
Subject:
Carlhian, Jean-Paul  Search this
Gunter, Ann Clyburn 1951-  Search this
Lowry, Glenn D  Search this
Rawson, Jessica  Search this
Sackler, Arthur M  Search this
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Tsung-i, Jao  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 36-37
Date:
September 1987
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art--History  Search this
Art, Islamic  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Calligraphy  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Building  Search this
Museum architecture  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Art, Oriental  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2454

Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift

Author:
Lawton, Thomas 1931-  Search this
Beach, Milo Cleveland  Search this
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Lowry, Glenn D  Search this
Yonemura, Ann  Search this
Subject:
Sackler, Arthur M  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Date:
1987
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art--History  Search this
Art, Islamic  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Art, Oriental  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2601

Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1905

Author:
Board of Regents  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Adams, Robert, Jr  Search this
Cockrell, Francis Marion  Search this
Cullom, Shelby Moore  Search this
Dinsmore, Hugh Anderson  Search this
Frye, William Pierce  Search this
Fuller, Melville Weston 1833-1910  Search this
Platt, Orville Hitchcock  Search this
Hitt, Robert Roberts  Search this
Angell, James Burrill 1829-1916  Search this
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Gray, George 1840-1925  Search this
Henderson, J. B (John Brooks) 1870-1923  Search this
White, Andrew Dickson 1832-1918  Search this
Olney, Richard  Search this
Reid, Addison T  Search this
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Year  Search this
Board of Regents Executive Committee  Search this
Board of Regents Permanent Committee  Search this
Andrews Institute for Girls  Search this
Hodgkins Fund and Medal  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 16; Page Numbers: 444-459
Type:
Board of Regents
Court case
Date:
January 25, 1905
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art--History  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Korean  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Benefactors  Search this
Gifts  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Courts  Search this
Judicial opinions  Search this
Annual Reports  Search this
Smithson tomb  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3912

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