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Charles Lang Freer selected papers

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905  Search this
Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943  Search this
Bixby, William K. (William Keeney), 1857-1931  Search this
Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chretien, 1860-  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lady, 1857-1911  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lord, 1853-1895  Search this
Canfield, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1855-1914  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley), 1857-1922  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952  Search this
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931  Search this
Gookin, Frederick William  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph), 1846-1927  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran, 1868-1951  Search this
Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio, 1867-1940  Search this
McCormick, Frederick, 1870-  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970  Search this
Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959  Search this
Moore, Charles, 1855-1942  Search this
Nomura, Yozo  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1873-1958  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Rhoades, Katharine N., 1885-1965  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Warring, Joseph Stephens, 1863?-1944  Search this
Way, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert), 1861-1913  Search this
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin, d. 1896  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Wong, K. T.  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Extent:
34 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1876-1931
Scope and Contents:
Papers concerning Freer's art collecting activities, including correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs. In addition to Freer's own correspondence, the papers include correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler and of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, correspondence of Freer's assistant Katharine Nash Rhoades, and correspondence regarding Freer's bequest to the Smithsonian Institution.
Correspondence, ca. 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; 30 v. of letterpress books containing copies of letters sent, 1892-1910; correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler, and his wife Beatrix, 186?-1909, with Lady Colin Campbell, Thomas R. Way, Alexander Reid, Whistler' mother, Mrs. George W. Whistler, and others; correspondence of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, 1904-1913, regarding works in Canfield's collection; and correspondence of Freer's assistant, Katharine Nash Rhoades, 1920-1921, soliciting Freer letters and regarding the settlement of his estate.
Also included are twenty-nine pocket diaries, 1889-1890, 1892-1898, 1900-1919, recording daily activities, people and places visited, observations, and comments; a diary kept by Freer's caretaker, Joseph Stephens Warring, recording daily activities at Freer's Detroit home, 1907-1910;
Inventories, n.d. and 1901-1921, of American, European, and Asian art in Freer's collection, often including provenance information; vouchers, 1884-1919, documenting his purchases; five volumes of scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler, 1888-1931, labeled "Various," "Peacock Room," "Death, etc.," "Paris, etc.," and "Boston...London" ; three volumes of newsclippings, 1900-1930, concerning Freer and the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art;
correspondence regarding Freer's gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1916; and photographs, ca. 1880-1930, of Freer, including portraits by Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edward Steichen, Freer with others, Freer in Cairo, China and Japan, Freer's death mask, and his memorial service, Kyoto, 1930; photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenellosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and Whistler; and photographs relating to Whistler, including art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, the Peacock Room, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society.
Among Freer's correspondents are: Otto Bacher, Bernard Berenson, Siegfried Bing, Laurence Binyon, W.K. Bixby, Sigisbert Chretien Bosch-Reitz, Charles H. Caffin, Colin Campbell, Richard Canfield, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Stuart Church, Alfred Vance Churchill, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Arthur Wesley Dow, Ernest Fenollosa, Albert Gallatin, John Gellatly, Frederick W. Gookin, Sadakichi Hartmann, Frank J. Hecker, Dikran Kelekian, M. Knoedler & Co., Berthold Laufer, Lien Hui Ching Collection, W.A. Livingstone, Frederick McCormick, Bunkio Matsuki, Gari Melchers, Agnes Meyer, Eugene Meyer, Charles Moore, Yozo Nomura, Rosalind Birnie Philip, Charles A. Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph Stephens Warring, Thomas Way, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, Charles Walcott of the Smithsonian Institution, Beatrix Whistler, James McNeill Whistler, K.T. Wong, Yamanaka & Co., and Seaouke Yue.
Arrangement:
All correspondence except letterpress books: arranged alphabetically by correspondent; letterpress books are chonological.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; Detroit, Michigan. Collected Asian, American, and European art, including a large collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. Founded the Freer Gallery of Art, which is now part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
Selected for microfilming from the Charles Lang Freer papers at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Microfilmed 1992 by the Archives of American Art with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Fellowships and Grants Research Resources Program. Portions of the correspondence and the letterpress books were previously filmed by the Freer in the 1970 (AAA reels 77, 453-456, and 1217-1232); those reels have been replaced by this microfilming project. See Finding Aid for information on papers not selected for microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.freechar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975f501e2-91f7-48f7-82dc-03482afd00c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freechar

A landscape by Chao Meng-fu in the British Museum by Laurence Binyon

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Author:
British Museum  Search this
Subject:
Zhao, Mengfu 1254-1322 Landscape  Search this
British Museum Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
6 pages, 1 pl. illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1905
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Landscape painting, Chinese  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Landscape painting, Chinese--Song-Yuan dynasties  Search this
Call number:
759.951.C4 B6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1027936

The court painters of the Grand Moguls, by Laurence Binyon; with historical introduction and notes by T.W. Arnold

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Arnold, Thomas Walker Sir 1864-1930  Search this
Physical description:
86 pages XL plates (some color ; including frontispiece) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Mogul Empire
Date:
1921
Topic:
Painters, Islamic  Search this
Painting  Search this
Islamic painting  Search this
Painting, Mogul Empire  Search this
Painters, Mogul  Search this
Call number:
759.954 .B61
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862501

The Shāh-nāmah of Firdausī. With 24 illustrations from a fifteenth-century manuscript formerly in the Imperial Library, Delhi, and now in the possession of the Royal Asiatic Society. Described by J. V. S. Wilkinson, with an introduction on the paintings by Laurence Binyon

Author:
Wilkinson, J. V. S (James Vere Stewart)  Search this
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
India Society  Search this
Subject:
Firdawsī Shāhnāmah Azerbaijani  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 92 p. 24 plates (part col.) 31 cm
Type:
Specimens
Place:
Iran
Mogul Empire
Date:
1931
Topic:
Illumination of books and manuscripts  Search this
Manuscripts, Persian--Facsimiles  Search this
Painting  Search this
Call number:
PK6459.W5X 1931
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_323874

Persian miniature painting : including a critical and descriptive catalogue of the miniatures exhibited at Burlington house, January-March, 1931 / by Laurence Binyon, J.V.S. Wilkinson and Basil Grey

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Wilkinson, J. V. S (James Vere Stewart)  Search this
Gray, Basil 1904-1989  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 212 p., 113 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 39 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1933
Topic:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian  Search this
Miniature painting, Iranian  Search this
Call number:
ND3241 .B5 1933 folio
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_880265

Painting in the Far East : an introduction to the history of pictorial art in Asia, especially China and Japan / by Laurence Binyon

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 286, [2] p., 30 leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1908
Topic:
Painting, Chinese--History  Search this
Painting, Japanese--History  Search this
Call number:
759.95 .B61 1908
ND1037.B6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_184917

The flight of the dragon : an essay on the theory and practice of art in China and Japan, based on original sources / by Laurence Binyon

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. ; 17 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1911
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
709.51 .B61
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_859327

Charles Lang Freer selected papers, 1876-1931

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

English metal work; ninety-three drawings by William Twopeny (1797-1873) with a preface by Laurence Binyon

Author:
Twopeny, William 1797-1873  Search this
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. XCIII (i.e. 85) pl. 30 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
England
Date:
1906
Topic:
Metal-work  Search this
Call number:
NK6443 .T8 1906z
NK6443.T8 1906Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_185041

Laurence Binyon : poet, scholar of East and West / John Hatcher

Author:
Hatcher, John 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
British Museum Officials and employees  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1995
20th century
Topic:
Poets, English  Search this
Art, Asian--Appreciation--History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Asianists  Search this
Translators  Search this
East and West  Search this
Call number:
PR6003.I75 H38 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114777

Ma Yüan's landscape roll in the Freer collection / by Laurence Binyon

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Ma, Yüan fl. 1194  Search this
Physical description:
25 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1916
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Landscape painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .B61
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_891281

Asiatic art in the British Museum : sculpture and painting / by Laurence Binyon

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
British Museum  Search this
Physical description:
74, [2] pages, LXIV pages of plates : illustrations ; 35 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1925
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Call number:
N7260 .B5 1925
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1112300

Chinese paintings in English Collections / by Laurence Binyon

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Physical description:
68, [4] pages, LXIV leaves of plates : illustrations ; 35 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
1927
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1040 .B5 1927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1112278

Illustrations of the book of Job / by William Blake ; being all the water-colour designs, pencil drawings and engravings reproduced in facsimile ; with an introduction by Laurence Binyon, C.H., late keeper of the prints at the British Museum and Geoffrey Keynes, M.A., M.D. Cantab., F.R.C.S. Eng

Title:
Blake's illustrations of the Book of Job
Illustrator:
Blake, William 1757-1827  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Keynes, Geoffrey 1887-1982  Search this
Printer:
Johnson, John de Monins 1882-1956  Search this
Printer of plates:
Merton, Wilfred 1888-1957  Search this
Kent, William active 1935  Search this
Emery Walker Limited  Search this
Physical description:
6 parts : illustrations (some color) ; 39 cm, in box 41 cm
Type:
Books
Illustrated works
Drawings
Engravings
Facsimiles
Watercolors
Facsimiles (Publishing)
Place:
Great Britain
New York
Date:
1935
19th century
1825
20th century
Topic:
Illumination of books and manuscripts  Search this
Color  Search this
Reproductions  Search this
Call number:
NC1115 .B63 1935
NC1115.B63 1935
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_414136

Painting in the Far East :ban introduction to the history of pictorial art in Asia, especially China and Japan / by Laurence Binyon

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 302 p., 41 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1934
Topic:
Painting, Chinese--History  Search this
Painting, Japanese--History  Search this
Call number:
759.5 .B61 1934
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849556

Painting in the Far East : an introduction to the history of pictorial art in Asia especially China and Japan / by Laurence Binyon

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 297 p., 45 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1923
Topic:
Painting, Chinese--History  Search this
Painting, Japanese--History  Search this
Call number:
759.95 .B61 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849558

L'art japonais / par Laurence Binyon

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Physical description:
59 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 35 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1910
[1910?]
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
N7350 .B5613 1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_850747

The Art of Asia

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Physical description:
11 p., 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1915
Call number:
709.5 .B59
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858789

The spirit of man in Asian art : being the Charles Eliot Norton lectures delivered in Harvard University, 1933-34 / by Laurence Binyon ..

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 217 p. 70 pl. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Asia
Date:
1935
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
709.5 .B614
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858790

Oriental art ..

Author:
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
30 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1914
1914]
Call number:
709.5 .B618
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858792

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