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Figure of an entertainer

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8.8 × 5.1 × 4.1 cm (3 7/16 × 2 × 1 5/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Date:
5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
man  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1951.7a
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye30fcd03d1-b541-4ae7-bc83-13c12ae863af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1951.7a
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Qin tuning key (qin zhenyao) with crouching bear

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9.3 × 3.9 × 2.1 cm (3 11/16 × 1 9/16 × 13/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
bear  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1951.7b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f7285be9-5fd2-4bb3-858d-3d82296d1026
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1951.7b
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Wooden tray covered with lacquer

Medium:
Lacquer
Dimensions:
Diam: 31.2 cm (12 5/16 in)
Type:
Container
Origin:
Changsha, Hunan province, China
Date:
4th-3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1954.19
Restrictions & Rights:
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3c822da81-dfd0-496f-88ce-8dfc52940657
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1954.19

Chinese Art Society of America, 1944-1954: Correspondence between Archibald Wenley and the Chinese Art Society, developing the Organizing Committee for a proposed Chinese Art Society of America

Container:
Box 4 of 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-018, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Central Files
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Central Files / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa03-018-refidd1e1734

Palace Ladies Playing Double Sixes

Artist:
Traditionally attributed to Zhou Fang (傳)周昉 (ca. 730-ca. 800)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (overall image): 30.5 x 69.1 cm (12 x 27 3/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
late 12th to mid-13th century
Period:
Southern Song dynasty
Topic:
playing  Search this
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean-Pierre Dubosc, Lugano, Switzerland
Accession Number:
F1960.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1960.4

Chinese Art Society of America

Collection Creator:
Falk, Johnny, 1906-1992  Search this
Falk, Pauline  Search this
Container:
Box 52, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1946-1952
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Pauline B. and Myron S. Falk, Jr. Papers, FSA.A2002.03. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Gift of the Falk family.
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Pauline B. and Myron S. Falk, Jr. Papers
Pauline B. and Myron S. Falk, Jr. Papers / Series 4: Collection Files / 2: Art Societies
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3a6bbe2df-bec7-45dc-88fc-330036c0f2a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2002-03-ref267

Pauline B. and Myron S. Falk, Jr. Papers

Creator:
Falk, Johnny, 1906-1992  Search this
Falk, Pauline  Search this
Names:
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee  Search this
Asia House Gallery  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Chinese Art Society of America  Search this
Columbia University. Teachers College. Lincoln School  Search this
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York  Search this
Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Refugee Service (U.S.)  Search this
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Baerwald, Paul, 1871-1961  Search this
David, Percival, Sir, 1892-1964  Search this
Lawton, Thomas, 1931-  Search this
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Salmony, Alfred, 1890-1958  Search this
Sickman, L. C. S. (Laurence C. S.)  Search this
Stern, Harold P.  Search this
Wenley, A. G. (Archibald Gibson), 1898-1962  Search this
Extent:
25 Cubic feet
Culture:
Jewish American  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Diaries
Maps
Place:
China -- Description and Travel
China
USA -- New York -- New York
Date:
1910-2002
bulk 1935-2000
Scope and Contents:
Papers of art collectors Pauline Baerwald Falk (1910-2000) and Myron Samuel (Johnny) Falk Jr. (1906-1992). This collection includes correspondence; art collection documentation; research materials; photographs (slides and prints) and audiovisual materials; financial information; biographical data; records of philanthropic and social activities; travel records; and appointment books.
Arrangement:
Organized into five series: • Series 1: Biographic Materials • Series 2: Travel • Series 3: Correspondence • Series 4: Collection Files • Series 5: Slides
Biographical / Historical:
Pauline Baerwald was born in New York City in 1910, living there until her death in 2000. In 1932 she graduated from Smith College and went on to the School of Social Work at Columbia University. Pauline's father, Paul Baerwald, was a German-Jewish banker and philanthropist, as well as an executive board member of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), an agency chartered to provide refugee services for European Jews who were victims of persecution throughout Russia and Europe. Pauline was an active volunteer with the JDC throughout World War II. After the war she was one of the founders of the National Refuge Service (later the New York Association for New Americans) as well as the Jewish Social Service Association. She also served as president of the Jewish Family Services, a predecessor agency of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services. In 1935 Pauline Baerwald married Myron "Johnny" S. Falk, Jr., and raised three children: Patricia, Michael and Nancy. Pauline, with support from Johnny, was a founder of the New Lincoln School in Manhattan, having attended the Lincoln School as a child. They maintained connection to charitable social work throughout their lives.

Myron "Johnny" S. Falk, Jr., son of Myron S. Falk, was born in New York City in 1906. In 1928 he earned a degree at Yale and a B.S. in Engineering from MIT in 1929. During World War II Johnny was a commissioned officer in the army, posted to the Pentagon ordinance section, applying his engineering and management skills to the task of munitions production. The family moved to Washington, D.C. during the war. In addition to his professional career as an investment banker with Ralph E. Samuels and Co., Johnny was a director of the New York Foundation and Hebrew Technical Institute. He was a board member of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and Bennington College.

Pauline and Johnny were both introduced to Chinese art early in life. Johnny's father collected Chinese porcelain to decorate his New York home. In keeping with the taste of the times, most of his pieces were Kangxi blue and white porcelains. On his sixtieth birthday he divided his porcelains among his three children. Several years later Johnny and his sister, Mildred, gave many of those Kangxi porcelains to the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., to be permanently installed, together with many other porcelains, to re-create the original appearance of the Whistler Peacock Room.

Pauline was introduced to Chinese art by her uncle, Emil Baerwald, who took her to the Metropolitan Museum to see the Bishop Collection and on visits to Yamanaka and Company on Fifth Avenue, where Mr. Shirai would take them into the private rooms to see the rarest pieces. Emil Baerwald lived in Europe, and, as an active collector of Chinese ceramics, he became acquainted with leading Chinese art collectors there, including George Eumorfopoulos and Sir Percival David. He provided introductions to collectors when Pauline and Johnny visited England in 1950.

In 1937 Pauline and Johnny made their first trip to China on Pan Am's Clipper, flying from San Francisco to Manila. It was during their first visit to China that Johnny and Pauline began buying early Chinese pottery and works of art. Pauline referred to this trip as the one trip that formed their collection. On this flight they met K.C. Chung, a consultant and friend for years to come. Pauline's uncle, Ernst Baerwald, lived in Tokyo and was well connected in the arts. Through his introductions they met significant art dealers, including Mathias Komor, who became an advisor to them.

Pauline and Johnny were contributors the founding of many Asian art organizations in America during the years following World War II and the Korean War. They participated in the establishment of the Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America in 1945, a scholarly journal which was renamed Archives of Asian Art in 1966 and continues publication today.

Pauline and Johnny were strong supporters of the Asia Society, where Johnny was a trustee. In 1971 they were among the first participants in the Japan Society and were founding members of the Friends of Japan House Gallery. Johnny was also a trustee of the Research Laboratory of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 1966 until his death. In 1950 Pauline and Johnny attended a meeting of the Oriental Ceramic Society (OCS) of London, and a few years later Johnny became the OCS representative in North America, a post he held for more than thirty years.

Johnny Falk died in 1992 and Pauline Baerwald Falk passed away in 2000, the same year the collection of approximately 700 items was assigned to Christie's.
Provenance:
Gift of the Falk family.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Occupation:
Philanthropists  Search this
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Ceramics -- China  Search this
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Diaries -- 20th century
Maps -- 20th century
Citation:
Pauline B. and Myron S. Falk, Jr. Papers, FSA.A2002.03. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Gift of the Falk family.
Identifier:
FSA.A2002.03
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc35440acda-af34-4172-9ab4-0a564fcfb41f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2002-03
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"A Chinese Buddhist Pewter with a Ming Date," Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America, 1962, reprint

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
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John Alexander Pope Papers
John Alexander Pope Papers / Series 3: Published and Unpublished Materials / 3.1: Articles, Lectures and Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3ce66c41c-3292-4bbe-b193-a13fc2495fb3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1988-01-ref271

Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America, volume IV, book review manuscript, 1951

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
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John Alexander Pope Papers
John Alexander Pope Papers / Series 3: Published and Unpublished Materials / 3.1: Articles, Lectures and Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3a9c1d2ab-2d9d-408e-9fa8-27e630bd2ed2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1988-01-ref308

Published Articles by Paul Singer, Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America

Collection Creator:
Singer, Paul, 1904-  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1988
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.
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Paul Singer Papers
Paul Singer Papers / Series 8: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3d4846b64-f03b-4599-b4c0-89b1220cb9eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1991-01-ref288

Chinese Art Society of America, untitled lecture, 1945

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
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John Alexander Pope Papers
John Alexander Pope Papers / Series 3: Published and Unpublished Materials / 3.1: Articles, Lectures and Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc35aa34c30-cbe2-494d-85e3-04dff1c45ff3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1988-01-ref291

Articles, "To the Rescue," Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America

Collection Creator:
Singer, Paul, 1904-  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1969
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.
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Paul Singer Papers
Paul Singer Papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc308b47d42-e6e8-46ba-8990-43050fa65dd6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1991-01-ref134

Chinese Buddhist bronzes : a loan exhibition. [May 5- May 31, 1959, China House

Author:
Munsterberg, Hugo 1916-1995  Search this
Chinese Art Society of America  Search this
Physical description:
11 p. plates. 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1959
Topic:
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
739.151 .C565
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_863113

Japanese paintings : a loan exhibition from the collections of Mr. & Mrs. Osborne Hauge, Mr. Victor Hauge, 1958 / sponsored by the Chinese Art Society of America and the Japan Society

Author:
Stern, Harold P  Search this
Hauge, Osborne  Search this
Hauge, Victor  Search this
Hauge, Osborne Mrs  Search this
Chinese Art Society of America  Search this
Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
China House  Search this
Subject:
Haugue, Osborne Art collections  Search this
Haugue, Osborne Mrs Art collections  Search this
Haugue, Victor Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
10 p., 4 leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1958
Topic:
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
759.952 .S8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862063

Address by Paul Pelliot : delivered at a meeting of the Chinese Art Society of America, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lecture Hall, January 25, 1945

Author:
Chinese Art Society of America  Search this
Subject:
Pelliot, Paul 1878-1945  Search this
Physical description:
[15] p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1945
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Call number:
709.5 .P5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_859122

An exhibition of Chinese mirrors / presented by the Chinese Art Society of America at China House

Author:
Chinese Art Society of America  Search this
Lyons, Elizabeth  Search this
China House Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[7] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
China
Date:
1951
1951]
Topic:
Mirrors  Search this
Call number:
739.151 .C55
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_863110

The art of Eastern Chou, 772-221 B. C. : a loan exhibition

Author:
Chinese Art Society of America  Search this
Bunker, Emmy Cadwalader  Search this
Bunker, John B. Mrs  Search this
China House Gallery  Search this
Subject:
China House Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1962
To 221 B.C
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
709.51 .A81
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_859261

Art of late Eastern Chou : a loan exhibition / Chinese Art Society of America

Author:
Chinese Art Society of America  Search this
Lyons, Elizabeth  Search this
China House Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
14 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1952
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
739.151 .C56 1952
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_863111

Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America

Author:
Asia Society  Search this
Physical description:
19 v. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1946
1965
[1946-1965]
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_842291

Small sculpture, Shang through Sung dynasties : a loan exhibition

Author:
China House  Search this
Chinese Art Society of America  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1954
[1954]
Topic:
Sculpture, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
NB1043 .S63
NB1043.S63
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_144600

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