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Hokusai no Musume, Ōi Eijo shū Kubota Kazuhiro hencho

Title:
北斎娘・応為栄女集 / 久保田一洋編著
Ōi Eijo shū
応為栄女集
Author:
Kubota, Kazuhiro 1964-  Search this
Author:
Katsushika, Ōi active 19th century  Search this
Subject:
Katsushika, Ōi  Search this
Physical description:
148 pages illustrations (some color) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2015
Edo period, 1600-1868
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Ukiyoe  Search this
Color prints, Japanese--Edo period  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042860

Robert O. Muller Papers

Creator:
Muller, Robert O., 1911-2003  Search this
Extent:
7.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Auction catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Photographic prints
Price lists
Correspondence
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Date:
1930-1997
Summary:
Personal papers of Robert O. Muller, a Connecticut-based art dealer and collector who, over the course of seventy years, assembled one of the world's finest collections of Japanese prints from the late 1860s through the 1940s. The papers include Muller's correspondence relating to Japanese art, files relating to his and his wife's 1940 honeymoon in Japan during which he forged many contacts with Japanese artists and art dealers and purchased thousands of prints, subject files, catalogs, business transactions, magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, and notes and drafts for a planned book.
Scope and Contents:
The Robert O. Muller Papers consist of Mr. Muller's correspondence; research and subject files; indexes to his art collection; printed matter; photographs; and a draft manuscript and notes for a planned book. The papers document his art collecting and dealing, his relationships with a wide variety of art shops and other art dealers, his 1940 honeymoon to Japan, and the dealings of his various businesses from the 1940s through to the 1990s.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into five series:

Series 1: Correspondence and subject files

Series 2: Catalogs and indexes to Robert-Lee Gallery and Robert O. Muller's Art Collection

Series 3: Draft Manuscript

Series 4: Printed Matter

Series 5: Photographs and slides
Biographical / Historical:
Born in 1911 in Pelham, New York, art collector, dealer, and connoisseur Robert O. Muller assembled a collection of nearly 4,500 late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japanese prints throughout his life. As a history student at Harvard University, Mr. Muller's world renowned print collection began to take shape with the purchase of the print 'Kiyosu Bridge" by Kawase Hasui for $5.00 from the Shima Art Company in 1931.

Mr. Muller married Ingeborg Lee in 1940 and their honeymoon in Japan played a critical role in Mr. Muller's development as an art dealer and collector. They spent five months there and met with many important artists and dealers and purchased thousands of prints for both their personal art collection and for commerce.

Upon their return to the States, Mr. Muller purchased the Shima Art Company's assets and started the Robert Lee Gallery with his partner William Lee Comerford in 1940. With the attack on Pearl Harbor, Muller and Comerford closed the Robert Lee Gallery and later reopened it in a different Manhattan location. The Mullers moved to Newton, Connecticut, in 1946 and reestablished the Robert Lee Gallery there. In 1962, Muller purchased a frame shop, Merwin's Art Shop, in New Haven, Connecticut. Although primarily a framing shop, Muller not only befriended many scholars and academics from nearby Yale University but sold Japanese prints from the back room.

From that initial purchase of 'Kiyosu Bridge' in 1931 up until his death in 2003, Robert Muller amassed what many art historians, collectors, and curators regarded as the finest collection of its type in the world. Muller bequeathed his Japanese print collection, archival materials, and library to the Sackler Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Much of the biographical information comes from, Printed to Perfection: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection. (Washington, D.C. : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in association with Hotei Publishing, c2004)

Further information and clarification from conversations with Dr. James T. Ulak, Deputy Director of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery .

1911 October 5 -- Born in Pelham, New York. Great-grandson of Charles Erhart, cofounder of Charles Pfizer & Company, now Pfizer Inc.

1931 -- Purchased first modern Japanese print, "Kiyosu Bridge", from the Shima Art Company in New York City.

1934 -- Earned Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Harvard University.

1936 -- Traveled to Germany aboard the Hindenberg. During return to United States, visited with and bought many prints from Japanese print collector Thomas Bates Blow in London.

1940 February 3 -- Married Ingeborg Lee and honeymooned in Japan.

1940 September -- Purchased the assets of the Shima Art Co. for $7,000. Remained friends with the former owners, Kazue Sumii and Hango Sumii and their daughter Noriko.

1940 October 21 -- Opened the Robert-Lee Gallery on 69 East 57th Street in Manhattan.

1941 December -- After attack on Pearl Harbor, closed Robert-Lee Gallery. Later reopened at new location at 32 West 57th Street

1941 - 1952 -- Mrs. Muller gave birth to four daughters and one son.

1942-1945 -- Worked for Pfizer Inc.

1946 -- Moved to farmhouse in Newtown, Connecticut and re-established Robert Lee Gallery there one year later.

1962 -- Purchased and ran Merwin's Art Shop in New Haven, Connecticut

1985 -- Handed over management of Merwin's Art Shop to his son Robert L. Muller

2003 April 10 -- Died as a result of Parkinson's Disease.

2003 May -- Bequeathed his collection of Japanese prints, cataloging records, papers, and library to the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery of Art.
Related Materials:
The Sackler Gallery of Art owns the Robert O. Muller Collection of Japanese prints.
Provenance:
Robert O. Muller bequeathed his Japanese print collection as well as his archival records to the Sackler Gallery in 2003.
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:
Printmakers  Search this
Prints, Japanese -- 20th century  Search this
shin-hanga  Search this
Prints, Japanese -- 19th century  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Auction catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Photographic prints
Price lists
Correspondence
Citation:
Robert O. Muller Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Bequest of Robert O. Muller, 2003
Identifier:
FSA.A2003.14
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Robert O. Muller Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2003-14
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Kamigata kabuki to ukiyoe Kitagawa Hiroko cho

Title:
上方歌舞伎と浮世絵 / 北川博子著
Kamigata kabuki to ukiyoe no kenkyū
上方歌舞伎と浮世絵 の研究
Author:
Kitagawa, Hiroko  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 428 pages illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Japan
Kinai Region
Date:
2011
Edo period, 1600-1868
18th century
19th century
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Kabuki in art  Search this
Kabuki--History  Search this
Ukiyoe  Search this
Wood-engraving, Japanese  Search this
Kabuki-Rekishi  Search this
Ukiyoe-Rekishi  Search this
Color prints, Japanese--Edo period  Search this
Kabuki  Search this
Wood-engraving, Japanese--Edo period  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1034602

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi chi to kaiki no isai eshi

Title:
月岡芳年 : 血と怪奇の異才絵師
Artist:
Taiso, Yoshitoshi 1839-1892  Search this
Subject:
Taiso, Yoshitoshi 1839-1892  Search this
Taiso, Yoshitoshi 1839-1892  Search this
Physical description:
127 pages, 1 unnumbered page color illustrations 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2014
19th century
Edo period, 1600-1868
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Ukiyoe  Search this
Color prints, Japanese--Edo period  Search this
Call number:
NE1325.T33 A4 2014b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1035546

Dai Nihon meishō kagami Tsukioka Yoshitoshi no mushae Rekishi-damashii Henshūbu hen

Title:
大日本名将鑑 : 月岡芳年の武者絵 / 歴史魂編集部 編
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi no mushae
月岡芳年の武者絵
Artist:
Taiso, Yoshitoshi 1839-1892  Search this
Author:
Asukī Media Wākusu  Search this
Subject:
Taiso, Yoshitoshi 1839-1892  Search this
Taiso, Yoshitoshi 1839-1892 0 (DE-588)119295350  Search this
Physical description:
126 pages color illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Date:
2012
19th century
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Generals in art  Search this
Ukiyoe  Search this
Edo-Zeit 0 (DE-588)4241588-3  Search this
Farbholzschnitt 0 (DE-588)4016461-5  Search this
Krieger  Search this
Meiji-Zeit 0 (DE-588)7857166-2  Search this
Ukiyo-e 0 (DE-588)4186686-1  Search this
Call number:
NE1325 .T35 A4 2012c
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1003174

Nederlanders in Nagasaki : Japanese prenten uit de 19de eeuw = The Dutch in Nagasaki : 19th-century Japanese prints / Willem van Gulik

Title:
Japanese prenten uit de 19de eeuw
Dutch in Nagasaki : 19th-century Japanese prints
19th-century Japanese prints
Author:
Gulik, Willem R. van  Search this
Physical description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Japan
Nagasaki-shi
Netherlands
Date:
1998
Edo period, 1600-1868
Meiji period, 1868-1912
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Dutch--History  Search this
Prenten  Search this
Nederlanders  Search this
Beeldvorming  Search this
Grafische kunst  Search this
Houtsneden  Search this
Tentoonstellingscatalogi  Search this
Color prints, Japanese--Edo period  Search this
Color prints, Japanese--Meiji period  Search this
Dutch  Search this
International relations  Search this
Relations  Search this
Call number:
NE772.N33 G865 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_856238

Ukiyoe hanga no jūkyūseiki : fūkei no jikan, rekishi no kūkan / Sugawara Mayumi

Title:
浮世絵版画の十九世紀 : 風景の時間, 歴史の空間 / 菅原真弓
Fūkei no jikan, rekishi no kūkan
風景の時間, 歴史の空間
Ukiyoe hanga no 19-seiki
浮世絵版画の 19世紀
Author:
Sugawara, Mayumi  Search this
Sugawara, Mayumi Jūkyūseiki Nihon hanga ni okeru fūkei shudai to rekishi shudai  Search this
Physical description:
395 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
Edo period, 1600-1868
Meiji period, 1868-1912
19th century
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Ukiyoe  Search this
Landscape prints, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NE1321.8 .S84 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_972207

Eastern winds : the imprint of Japan on nineteenth and early twentieth century Western graphics, 11 December 1982 to 30 January 1983, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts : exhibition and catalogue / by Rafael Fernandez with the assistance of Anne Jenkins, Gloria McInerney, and Adele Rodbell

Author:
Fernandez, Rafael 1927-  Search this
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. : 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
C1982
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Prints--Japanese influences  Search this
Call number:
NE486 .F47 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_471753

Edo no shuppan tōsei : dan'atsu ni honrōsareta gesakushatachi / Satō Yukiko

Title:
江戶の出版統制 : 弾圧に翻弄された戯作者たち / 佐藤至子
Author:
Satō, Yukiko 1972-  Search this
Physical description:
5, 232 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Japan
Date:
2017
Edo period, 1600-1868
18th century
19th century
Topic:
Japanese fiction--Censorship  Search this
Printing--Cancels--History  Search this
Call number:
PL747.37.C37 S28 2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1088161

Nyūsu no tanjō : kawaraban to shinbun nishikie no jōhō sekai = The birth of the news, visual media in 19th-century Japan / Kinoshita Naoyuki, Yoshimi Shunʼya hen

Title:
ニュースの誕生 : かわら版と新聞錦絵の情報世界 = The birth of the news, visual media in 19th-century Japan / 木下直之, 吉見俊哉編
Birth of the news, visual media in 19th-century Japan
Author:
Kinoshita, Naoyuki 1954-  Search this
Yoshimi, Shunʼya 1957-  Search this
Ono, Hideo 1885-1977  Search this
Tōkyō Daigaku Sōgō Kenkyū Hakubutsukan  Search this
Tōkyō Daigaku Shakai Jōhō Kenkyūjo  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Physical description:
311 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Date:
1999
Edo period, 1600-1868
Meiji period, 1868-1912
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Tile block-printing--History  Search this
Japanese newspapers--Illustrations  Search this
Call number:
NE1322 .N98 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_844047

Yokohama kaika nishikie o yomu / Munakata Morihisa hen

Title:
橫浜開化錦絵を読む / 宗像盛久編
Author:
Munakata, Morihisa 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 205 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm. + 1 booklet. (13 p. ; 20 cm.)
Type:
Books
In art
Pictorial works
Place:
Yokohama-shi (Japan)
Date:
2000
Heisei 12 [2000]
Meiji period, 1868-1912
19th century
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DS897.Y6 Y65 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_853796

Hiroshige fan prints / Rupert Faulkner

Author:
Faulkner, Rupert  Search this
Andō, Hiroshige 1797-1858  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Subject:
Andō, Hiroshige 1797-1858  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Date:
2001
Edo period, 1600-1868
19th century
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Fans--History  Search this
Call number:
NE1325.A5 F28 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_868710

Hanga ni miru Japonisumu ten = Seeking the floating world, the Japanese spirit in turn-of-the-century French art / [kikaku kōsei Taniguchi Jimusho, Jimāri Bijutsukan ; kanshū Tanita Hiroyuki]

Title:
版画に見るシャホニスム展 = Seeking the floating world, the Japanese spirit in turn-of-the century French art / [企画構成谷口事務所, シマーリ美術館 ; 監修谷田博幸]
Author:
Tanita, Hiroyuki  Search this
Taniguchi Jimusho  Search this
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum  Search this
Sogō Bijutsukan  Search this
Subject:
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
151 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
France
Date:
1989
C1989
19th century
Topic:
Color prints, French  Search this
Prints--Japanese influences  Search this
Prints, French  Search this
Color prints  Search this
Call number:
NE647.3 H3 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_875707

Thirty Japanese prints, 18th-19th century

Author:
Zlatyu Boyadjev Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Zlatyu Boyadjev Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio (30 leaves) : col. ill. ; 49 cm. + 1 booklet (8 p. : ill.)
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Bulgaria
Plovdiv
Date:
1990
C1990
Edo period, 1600-1868
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NE1321.8 .Z56 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_877495

Japanische Druckgrafik 1830 bis 1880 : Ausstellung der Ostasiatischen Sammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in Studio des Alten Museums, Januar biz März 1981 / [Konzeption und Texte: S. Nahser]

Author:
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany : East) Ostasiatische Sammlung  Search this
Nahser, S  Search this
Subject:
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany : East) Ostasiatische Sammlung  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1981
19th century
Topic:
Prints, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NE771 .S7 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_877631

Stars from the stage in Osaka / Matthi Forrer

Title:
Early 19th-century Japanese kabuki prints
Author:
Forrer, Matthi  Search this
Frans Halsmuseum  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
C1994
Edo period, 1600-1868
Topic:
Kabuki in art  Search this
Actors in art  Search this
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NE1321.8 .F69 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_885345

Japanese nineteenth-century copperplate prints / John Clark ; edited by Tim Clark

Author:
Clark, John  Search this
Clark, Timothy 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 71 p., 117 p. of plates : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Date:
1994
19th century
Topic:
Engraving  Search this
Etching  Search this
Prints, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NE771 .C63
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_887696

Dream worlds : modern Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller collection / [texts James T. Ulak]

Title:
Modern Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller collection
Author:
Ulak, James T  Search this
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Subject:
Muller, Robert O Art collections  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
110 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2006
C2006
20th century
19th century
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Prints, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NE1323.4 .U52 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_894414

Mundos de Sonho : gravuras Japonesas modernas da collecção Robert O. Muller / [textos James T. Ulak]

Author:
Ulak, James T  Search this
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Subject:
Muller, Robert O Art collections  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
110 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2006
C2006
20th century
19th century
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Prints, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NE1323.4 .U521 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_894424

Chikanobu : modernity and nostalgia in Japanese prints / by Bruce A. Coats ; with essays by Allen Hockley, Kyoko Kurita and Joshua S. Mostow

Title:
Modernity and nostalgia in Japanese prints
Author:
Coats, Bruce Arthur  Search this
Hashimoto, Chikanobu 1838-1912  Search this
Hockley, Allen  Search this
Kurita, Kyoko  Search this
Mostow, Joshua S. 1957-  Search this
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery  Search this
Scripps College  Search this
Subject:
Hashimoto, Chikanobu 1838-1912  Search this
Scripps College Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Prints, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NE1325.H35 A4 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_894905

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