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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Collection Creator:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 63
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1977
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
George Leslie Stout papers, 1855, 1897-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Leslie Stout papers
George Leslie Stout papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.4: Professional
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw956d0d172-1f4e-4146-a41b-09e51b34b518
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-stougeor-ref159

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - Chola Bronzes

Container:
Box 4 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017; Transferring office; 9/23/2003 memo, Wright to Savini; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-150, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Chief Curator, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa03-150-refidd1e1956

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
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Paul Singer Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc31ad5aa45-0404-4b66-b697-365f9ca8281d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1991-01-ref8

The Medieval Indian Yoga Studio: Locating Places of Practice through Architecture, Image, and Text

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-01-27T16:45:16.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
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FreerSackler
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
YouTube Channel:
FreerSackler
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_OpbWimWdRh8

Yoga as Architecture

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-01-27T16:45:08.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
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FreerSackler
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
YouTube Channel:
FreerSackler
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_PzCKBQtpwao

Bhakti as Yoga: Traces of Devotional Transformation in Seventeenth-century Bengal

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-01-27T16:45:30.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
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FreerSackler
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
YouTube Channel:
FreerSackler
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_XNVdIkwZmXY

Kendi

Medium:
Earthenware with red and white slip and black pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 16 x 17.5 x 14 cm (6 5/16 x 6 7/8 x 5 1/2 in)
Style:
Sawankhalok ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Sawankhalok kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, North-central Thailand
Date:
16th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Topic:
Sawankhalok ware  Search this
iron pigment  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
white slip  Search this
red slip  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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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/ye3b2114dd9-0f8b-49d7-b690-6a960642761d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.1
Online Media:

Spirit house figure of a turtle

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 2.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm (1 x 1 3/8 x 1 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Chao Phraya River network, Central Thailand
Klong Sra Bua kilns, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand
Date:
17th-18th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Topic:
turtle  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Bangkok period (1782 - 1932 )  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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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/ye30246e7e3-4b61-42e6-bc62-7d9fcc32290c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.10

Spirit house figure of a humped bull

Medium:
Unglazed stoneware
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 9 x 11 x 4 cm (3 9/16 x 4 5/16 x 1 9/16 in)
Style:
Sawankhalok ware
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Sawankhalok kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, North-central Thailand
Date:
13th-14th century
Period:
Sukhothai period or Ayutthaya period
Topic:
Sawankhalok ware  Search this
bull  Search this
Sukhothai period (ca. 1219/1243 - 1378)  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
stoneware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f6df3336-3b96-43a5-a0c8-84f5be047edc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.11

Spirit house figure of a seated boy

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 6.3 x 5 x 3.7 cm (2 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 1 7/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Thailand
Date:
16th-18th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Topic:
man  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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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/ye3ccd3d82a-27fe-4f15-9106-bee2db284148
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.12

Kendi

Medium:
Earthenware with smoke-blackened matte surface
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 22 x 23 x 17 cm (8 11/16 x 9 1/16 x 6 11/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
North-central Thailand
Date:
16th-17th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Topic:
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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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/ye3b71ab934-b4d8-458d-889c-3a2a793e020e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.2
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Kendi with incised and impressed decoration

Medium:
Earthenware with burnished surface
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 18 x 21 x 17 cm (7 1/16 x 8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Ayutthaya, Central Thailand
Date:
20th century
Period:
Bangkok period
Topic:
Thailand  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Bangkok period (1782 - 1932 )  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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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/ye3204b983f-79e1-4636-b56b-dfd5c86addb2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.3

Kendi

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 9.3 x 10 x 8 cm (3 11/16 x 3 15/16 x 3 1/8 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Probably North-central Thailand
Date:
16th-17th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Topic:
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye36f63e226-20e1-4f87-81d8-b3390e1af0d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.4
Online Media:

Jar for distilled liquor

Medium:
Unglazed stoneware
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 28.5 x 29 cm (11 1/4 x 11 7/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
possibly Songkhram River basin kilns, Middle Mekong River network, Northeast Thailand or Laos
Date:
16th-19th century
Topic:
Thailand  Search this
Laos  Search this
stoneware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f38f2979-d130-4731-a779-842f4a477649
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.5
Online Media:

Spirit house figure of a horse

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 7 x 9 x 3.3 cm (2 3/4 x 3 9/16 x 1 5/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Chao Phraya River network, Central Thailand
Klong Sra Bua kilns, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand
Date:
17th-18th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Topic:
horse  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Bangkok period (1782 - 1932 )  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye32b0a0736-fb95-47c0-91ca-019478f382ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.6

Spirit house figure of an elephant

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 5 x 8.3 x 4 cm (1 15/16 x 3 1/4 x 1 9/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Chao Phraya River network, Central Thailand
Klong Sra Bua kilns, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand
Date:
17th-18th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Topic:
elephant  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Bangkok period (1782 - 1932 )  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3863f6b48-c7f6-44df-a3c9-2a6536b925a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.7

Spirit house figure of a male servant

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 8 x 6 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Chao Phraya River network, Central Thailand
Klong Sra Bua kilns, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand
Date:
17th-18th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Topic:
man  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Bangkok period (1782 - 1932 )  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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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/ye3ba5214a0-0076-4852-86c6-0d9f5ddcfbbc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.8

Spirit house figure of a boar

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 5 x 6 x 3.2 cm (1 15/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Thailand
Date:
16th-18th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Topic:
boar  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3a50e4fc7-2fd3-4171-b9b0-3ffdf6630bc6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.9

James Cahill Papers

Creator:
Cahill, James, 1926-2014  Search this
Names:
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M., 1934-  Search this
Cahill, James, 1926-2014  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Fu, Shen, 1937-  Search this
Lawton, Thomas, 1931-  Search this
Ledderose, Lothar date  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing, 1920-  Search this
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Sickman, L. C. S. (Laurence C. S.)  Search this
Soper, Alexander Coburn, 1904-  Search this
Vinograd, Richard Ellis date  Search this
Wang, Chi-ch'ien  Search this
Wu, Nelson Ikon, 1919-  Search this
Extent:
12 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Manuscripts
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Japan
Berkeley (Calif.)
China
Date:
1945-1996
Summary:
Papers created by Asian art historian, curator, and collector Dr. James Francis Cahill. Includes personal and professional correspondence and project files documenting his many publications, lectures and activities in the Asian art field. Documents span his early career at the Freer Gallery of Art, where he served as curator of Chinese art from 1957-1965, and his tenure 1965-1994 as Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.
Scope and Content Note:
The James Cahill Papers span the years 1945 to 1996 and measures 15 linear feet. The collection includes: personal and administrative correspondence with other art historians, art dealers and collectors; lecture manuscripts and administrative material and correspondence with art museums, universities and other organizations in the Asian art community. There are also several personal letters and postcards with family friends of James and Dorothy Cahill. The folder descriptions were retained from Cahill's own folder titles and organized alphabetically within each series.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series:

Series 1 -- Project Files, 1945-1996

Series 2 -- Correspondence with Individuals, 1945-1996
Biographical Note:
1926 -- Born, Fort Bragg, CA

1950 -- Receives BA degree in Oriental Languages from University of California, Berkeley

1952 -- Receives MA degree in Art History from University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor

Circa 1953 -- Holds a museum training fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

1954-1955 -- Studies with Shujiro Shimada at Kyoto University in Japan on a Fulbright Scholarship

1956 -- Works with Osvald Sirén in Stockholm on his seven-volume series "Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles" Joins staff of Freer and Sackler Gallery as Curator of Chinese Art

1958 -- Receives PhD in Art History from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, working principally with Max Loehr

1960 -- Publishes first and highly influential book: "Chinese Painting." In: Treasures of Asia series, Editions d'Art Albert Skira, Geneva, Switzerland 1960. Published also in French and German editions

1965 -- Leaves the Freer and Sackler Gallery to accept position as Professor of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley

1973 -- Goes to China as member of the Chinese Archaeological Delegation, first group of art historians to visit China from the US

1976 -- Publishes first of projected five-volume series on later Chinese paintings: "Hills Beyond a River: Chinese Painting of the Yuan Dynasty"

1977 -- Visits China as chairman of Chinese Old Painting Delegation

1978 -- Publishes second of projected five-volume series on later Chinese painting: "Parting At the Shore: Chinese Painting of the Early and Middle Ming Dynasty"

1978-1979 -- Accepts appointment as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard; delivers series of lectures titled, "The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in 17th Century Chinese Painting"

1982 -- Publishes "Barnhart-Cahill-Rogers Correspondence, 1981" (collection of correspondence published for colleagues) The Harvard lecture series: "The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in 17th Century Chinese Painting" published as a book, receives College of Art Association's Morey Prize for Best Art History book

1998-1999 -- Spends a year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton with his wife, the art historian and artist Hsingyuan Tsao

2007 -- Former students organize 80th birthday party/symposium at Berkeley, titled: "Returning to the Shore"

2010 -- Became the 12th Recipient of the Charles Lang Freer Medal

Present -- Living in Vancouver, Canada
Related Material:
The James Cahill website, http://www.jamescahill.info/ which contains digitized versions of selected unpublished papers, correspondence and personal reminisces.
Provenance:
Gift of James Cahill.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Due to cold storage requirements, digital surrogates are prefered for access. One week's notice is required prior to access originals.
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.
Occupation:
Art historians  Search this
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Manuscripts
Citation:
James Cahill papers, 1945-1996. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of James Cahill, December 12th, 2001.
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.11
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3545db6a7-d742-46c7-9bfd-604d46ac0bf3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-11

Exhibition Opening, "Selections from the Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Oriental Art," Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Collection Creator:
Schaeffer, Rudolph  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection 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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudolph Schaeffer papers
Rudolph Schaeffer papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.4: Events
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw911dbf1b5-0b1f-45ac-827e-179f22182164
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-scharudo-ref377

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