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Account Ledger

Creator:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942  Search this
Names:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942  Search this
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Collection Creator:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942  Search this
Extent:
175 Items (pages of handwriting)
Type:
Archival materials
Works of art
Photographs
Place:
Paris (France)
France -- Ile-de-France -- Paris
Date:
1907-1917
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten ledger of Henri Vever's purchases of art from dealers between January 1907 and July 1917. Dealers include Yamanaka Sadajiro, Marcel Bing and George Joseph Demotte.
Arrangement:
This collection is in a box with a smaller, unbound purchase ledger dated 1894.
Biographical / Historical:
Jeweler, art collector, and author Henri Vever was born in Metz, France in 1854. Together with his older brother Paul, Henri Vever managed the family jewelry firm, Maison Vever, from 1881 until Paul's death in 1915 and Henri's retirement in 1921. As an art collector, Vever amassed a large collection of European, Asian, and Islamic art. Through his work as a jeweler, art collector, and author, Henri Vever played an important role in the twentieth-century art world.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1988.04 2.2
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art, Islamic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Works of art
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Henri Vever Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Gift of François Mautin, 1988
Henri Vever Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of François Mautin, 1988
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.04, Item FSA A1988.04 2.2
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Henri Vever Papers
Henri Vever Papers / Series 2: Account Ledger / Account Ledger
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc32caccb20-69a4-44b1-a57a-c224f89173a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1988-04-ref609
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Freer Memorial Materials

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Rhoades, Katharine N., 1885-1965  Search this
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Kyoto (Japan)
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1919-1930
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of the memorial ceremony conducted on May 1,1930 at Koetsuji in Kyoto, as well as memorial rites undertaken at the same location in 1921; photographs of the plaster bust created directly following Freer's demise; a profile portrait of the deceased Freer by his assistant Katherine Nash Rhoades (1885-1965).
Photographs of memorials and memorial ceremonies to Charles Lang Freer in Kyoto; photographs of Freer's death mask, and a sketch of the deceased Freer by Katharine Nash Rhoades
Arrangement:
Organized by country.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 01.7
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Function:
Memorials
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Subseries 1.7
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 1: Genealogical and Biographical Data
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc351f6a306-8966-4953-9c17-8f2eed35d04b
EDAN-URL:
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Yamanaka Postcards of China

Creator:
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
39 Printed postcards
Container:
Box 300
Type:
Archival materials
Printed postcards
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
China
Date:
circa 1912
Scope and Contents:
39 postcards created by Yamanaka & Co., Beijing, showing views of famous Buddhist cave temples of China. Locations include Yungang, Tianlongshan, Longmen, and Gongxian. The postcards were likely presented by a Yamanaka representative to Charles Lang Freer, a profitable customer.
龙门 巩县 云冈 天龙山
Postcards of Chinese Buddhist cave temples
Biographical / Historical:
Yamanaka & Co., was the dominant purveyor of Chiense and Japanese art in the US in the early 20th century. Company head Yamanaka Sadajiro (1866-1936), traveled extensively in China, acquring artworks for their rapidly growing American and European clientele.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.05YA
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Temples -- China  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 12.05YA
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.5: China
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc34715a8ed-a9d3-4432-b1e2-2e1c8b1865b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref2524

Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Japanese and Chinese art objects from Yamanaka & Company, New York

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
3 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
Japan
Date:
July 1915
Scope and Contents:
The purchase included Japanese and Chinese ceramics, jades, bronzes and textiles, as well as two Korean celadons.
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1915.07.09
General:
Freer collection numbers: F1915.37; F1915.38; F1915.39; F1915.40; F1915.41; F1915.42; F1915.43; F1915.44a-b; F1915.45a-b; F1915.46a-b; F1915.47; F1915.48a-b; F1915.49a-b; F1915.51; F1915.52; F1915.285; F1915.286; F1915.324; SI numbers: SI549
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Jade  Search this
Textile  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1915.07.09
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / 1915
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc30705817a-42c4-4e2f-8a99-bc17a9e3aaf1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3223

Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Japanese and Korean works of art from Yamanaka & Co., New York

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
11 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
Japan
Korea
Date:
January 21, 1907
Scope and Contents:
Purchase of 9 Japanese and Korean works of paintings and lacquer from the Asian art dealer Yamanaka & Co. in New York. Purchases included 2 Japanese panel carvings of Buddhist apasaras, and a Korean painting of Avalokitesvara. Purchase was originally agreed upon in December of 1906, but payment was made in January of the following year.
Freer collection numbers: F1906.271; S.I. 131; F1906.285a-c; R. 5708; F1906.286a-c; F1906.269; L. 537; F1906.268a-c; F1906.270; L. 538
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1907.01.03
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Korean  Search this
Art, Buddhist  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1907.01.03
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / 1906-1907
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc39ff61dfb-8dd2-4fff-940f-c043c010a0fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3226

Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Japanese, Korean and Chinese art objects from Yamanaka & Company, New York

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
4 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
May 1918
Scope and Contents:
The purchase included Japanese, Korean and Chinese ceramics, bronzes and woodwork.
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1918.05.3
General:
Freer collection numbers: F1918.140; F1918.141; F1918.142a-b; F1918.143a-b; F1918.144; F1918.145; F1918.146a-b; F1918.147; F1918.148a-d; F1918.149; F1918.150; F1918.151; F1918.152; F1918.153; F1918.176; F1918.177
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Korean  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1918.05.3
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / 1918-1919
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3f095ff4d-818d-41b3-9830-28d794eeb284
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3321
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Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of a Chinese stone animal from Yamanaka & Company, New York

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
6 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
June 1919
Scope and Contents:
The single item purchase was for a Ming dynasty carved stone ram, and included payment for the framing of 67 Japanese paintings from Freer's collection.
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1919.06.2
General:
Freer collection numbers: F1919.8
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Picture frames and framing  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1919.06.2
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / 1918-1919
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3bb162fa7-40ee-45b9-bb9c-f12471bc5d8e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3325
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Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Chinese art objects from Yamanaka & Company, New York

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
13 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
China
Date:
March 6, 1914
Scope and Contents:
The purchase included Chinese ceramics, jades, and textiles. Also includes a set of modern Japanese lacquer trays.
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1914.04.01
General:
Freer collection numbers: F1914.37; F1914.38; F1914.39; F1914.40; F1914.41; F1914.42; F1914.43; F1914.44; F1914.45; F1914.46; F1914.47; F1914.48; F1914.49; F1914.50; F1914.51; F1914.100; F1914.99; F1914.101; F1914.102; F1914.103; F1914.104; F1914.108; F1914.109; F1914.110; F1914.111; F1914.112; F1914.113; F1914.114; F1914.115; F1914.116; F1914.144; F1914.105a-b; F1914.106a-b; F1914.107a-b; F1914.145; F1914.149.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Jade  Search this
Textile  Search this
Lacquerware  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1914.04.01
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / 1914
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3ba192da7-10dc-4181-a8da-7390a4cdd2d8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3329

Letter to the United States National Museum

Creator:
Tanaka, K.  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Names:
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Container:
Box 8a, Folder 116
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Letters
Illustrations
Date:
March 14, 1932
Scope and Contents:
Forwards a map of the kilns of Japan (attached) and offers to loan or sell Sadajiro Yamanaka's collection of sake bottles, tea bowls, and so forth (illustration of sample attached).
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Kilns -- Japan -- 1932  Search this
Japanese  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Letters
Illustrations
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 17: Division of Ethnology / 17.1: Manuscript and Pamphlet File / Ceramics
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37af0523c-3199-4e4a-bab7-531aee52d336
EDAN-URL:
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Box with fitted cover

Medium:
Lacquer on wood with lead and mother of pearl
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 23.2 x 29.1 x 24.6 cm (9 1/8 x 11 7/16 x 9 11/16 in)
Type:
Lacquer
Container
Origin:
Japan
Date:
17th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
plum blossom  Search this
Noh  Search this
mask  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1904.36a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye39204850b-a773-4bbf-bfe8-810c507ae104
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1904.36a-b

Box for writing utensils

Medium:
Wood, lacquer, gold, metal, shell
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.2 x 24.7 x 22.5 cm (2 1/16 x 9 3/4 x 8 7/8 in)
Type:
Lacquer
Origin:
Japan
Date:
early 19th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
horse  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
writing  Search this
Japan  Search this
noble  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1904.37a-c
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye371526e53-b347-4f84-b5af-48aaec094cf7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1904.37a-c

Yamanaka Sadajirō and members of his senior staff

Collection Creator:
Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1926
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Collection Citation:
Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of James Arthur Marinaccio, 1994.
See more items in:
Yatsuhashi Harumichi Papers
Yatsuhashi Harumichi Papers / Series 3: Photographs / 3.1: Still prints and portraits / 3.1.3: Still prints and portraits - Yamanaka & Co.
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3236e450a-3c57-4595-9f70-5be93c19fe4c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1994-02-ref261

Yamanaka Sadajirō

Collection Creator:
Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Collection Citation:
Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of James Arthur Marinaccio, 1994.
See more items in:
Yatsuhashi Harumichi Papers
Yatsuhashi Harumichi Papers / Series 3: Photographs / 3.1: Still prints and portraits / 3.1.3: Still prints and portraits - Yamanaka & Co.
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3137bef8a-d472-43b8-806d-72ebda233630
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1994-02-ref262

Yatsuhashi Harumichi Papers

Creator:
Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family  Search this
Names:
Harvard University  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Yatsuhashi family  Search this
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Yatsuhashi, Harumichi, 1886-1982  Search this
Extent:
9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Catalogs
Correspondence
Printed material
Address books
Announcements
Sheet music
Diaries
Visiting cards
Photographs
Photograph albums
Books
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1907-1976
Summary:
The Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family Papers (1906-1976) document the professional and personal lives of a Japanese-American family in Boston during the twentieth century. The patriarch, Yatsuhashi Harumichi (1886-1982), was an influential Asian art dealer and the papers also document the professional experiences of Asian art dealers in the United States during the early and mid 20th century. Mr. Yatsuhashi worked at the antiquities firm of Yamanaka & Company before starting his own Asian antiquities shop in 1945. Included in the papers, portions in Japanese, are correspondence; catalogues relating to the Alien Property Custodian's 1944 liquidation of Yamanaka & Company's New York branch's holdings; photographs depicting art objects and shop interiors, the Yatsuhashi family, Yamanaka & Company, and extended family, friends, and colleagues; and items belonging to Mr. Yatsuhashi's wife, Shigeki, and some of their children.
Scope and Contents:
The Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family Papers (1906-1976) document the professional and personal lives of a Japanese-American family in Boston during the twentieth century. The patriarch, Yatsuhashi Harumichi (1886-1982), was an influential Asian art dealer and the papers also document the professional experiences of Asian art dealers in the United States during the early and mid 20th century. Mr. Yatsuhashi worked at the antiquities firm of Yamanaka & Company before starting his own Asian antiquities shop in 1945. Included in the papers, portions in Japanese, are correspondence; catalogues relating to the Alien Property Custodian's 1944 liquidation of Yamanaka & Company's New York branch's holdings; photographs depicting art objects and shop interiors, the Yatsuhashi family; Yamanaka & Company, and extended family, friends, and colleagues; and items belonging to Mr. Yatsuhashi's wife, Shigeki, and some of their children.
Arrangement:
The collection has been organized into three series.

Series 1: Yatsuhashi Harumichi papers, 1912-1965, undated

— Subseries 1.1: Biographical information, undated

— Subseries 1.2: Correspondence, 1940-1980

— Subseries 1.3: Diary, 1912

— Subseries 1.4: Address book, undated

— Subseries 1.5: Printed materials, 1919-1965, undated

Series 2: Other family members, 1937, 1966, undated

— Subseries 2.1: Yatsuhashi Shigeki

— Subseries 2.2: Yatsuhashi S.

— Subseries 2.3: Yatsuhashi Masao

— Subseries 2.4: Yatsuhashi Sumiko

Series 3: Photographs, 1907-1976, undated

— Subseries 3.1:Still prints and portraits

— Subseries 3.2: Photo albums
Biography:
Asian art dealer and merchant Yatsuhashi Harumichi (1886- 1982) was born in Tano, Japan, on December 15, 1886. Upon completion of his studies in Osaka, Mr. Yatsuhashi secured employment in the Osaka office of the prestigious Asian antiquities firm, Yamanaka & Company. (For more information about Yamanaka & Company, please see: Lawton, T. (1995). Yamanaka Sadajiro: Advocate for Asian art. Orientations, 26 (1), 80-93.) In 1907 he joined Yamanka & Company's branch office in Boston, Massachusetts, as its general manager and treasurer of the company's Asian division. Located at 424 Boylston Street, the store was a center for Chinese art, as well as for Japanese assorted goods.

In 1913 Yatsuhashi married Shigeki. They produced two sons (Michio and Masao) and two daughters (Sumiko and Kukiye). (Harumichi Yatsuhashi, Oriental art authority and Brookline resident. (1982 December 3). The Boston Globe, obituaries.)

Following the United States' entrance into World War II, the Alien Property Custodian seized the Yamanaka shops in New York, Boston, and Chicago. The holdings were sold at auction in May and June, 1944. In 1945, Yatsuhashi Harumichi and his son Michio opened their own Asian art dealership at 420 Boylston Street in Boston.

Yatsuhashi Harumichi fostered exchange between his native and adopted homeland. He was a member and officer (president in 1931) of the Japan Society of Boston since 1921, an avid supporter of the Boston Marathon, and a founder of the Boston-Kyoto Sister City Foundation. (Boston Globe, 1982 December 4. )

Michio Yatsuhashi, who helped his father open the Yatsuhashi antique shop, died prematurely as a result of cancer in 1981. One year later, Mr. Yatsuhashi died in Boston at the age of 96. He was survived by his daughters, Sumiko and Kikuye and one son, Masao.

1886 December 15 -- Yatsuhashi Harumichi born in Japan

1905 -- Yatsuhashi Harumichi graduates college in Osaka, Japan

1905 -- Yatsuhashi Harumichi joins the antiquities firm of Yamanaka & Co.

1907 -- Yatsuhashi Harumichi joins the Boston branch of Yamanaka & Co.

1913 -- Yatsuhashi Harumichi and Shigeki marry

[ca. 1918 - 1919] -- Masao Yatsuhashi (son) born

1944 -- Yamanaka & Company New York, Boston, and Chicago shops are seized by the Alien Property Custodian and its holdings are sold at auction

1945 -- Yatsuhashi Harumichi and son Michio open an Asian antiquities shop in Boston

1961 -- Yatsuhashi Shigeki dies

1981 -- Michio Yatsuhashi dies

1982 December 1 -- Yatsuhashi Harumichi dies at Massachusetts General Hospital at the age of 96
Provenance:
The Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family Papers were donated the Archives by James Arthur Marinaccio in 1994.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Occupation:
Art dealers  Search this
Art dealers -- Japan  Search this
Art dealers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Alien property -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Foreign property  Search this
Japanese American families -- Photographs  Search this
Japanese American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs -- 1910-1960
Correspondence
Printed material
Address books
Announcements
Sheet music
Diaries
Visiting cards
Photographs
Photograph albums
Books
Citation:
Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of James Arthur Marinaccio, 1994.
Identifier:
FSA.A1994.02
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Head of a devata

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D (top): 38.1 x 30.2 x 4.8 cm (15 x 11 7/8 x 1 7/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
probably seventh century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.3
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f632bc98-bb2d-45f0-a093-5bdd29012351
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_LTS1985.1.325.3
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Celestial figures, from Cave 224

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 30.4 x 96.5 cm (11 15/16 x 38 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.4
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye330191efc-2257-4a42-b43b-3ca91b4da02a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_LTS1985.1.325.4
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Two assemblies, from Cave 224

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 85.1 x 76.2 cm (33 1/2 x 30 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.5
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3c9825038-2a44-4577-b737-7c52ad6b6b5c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_LTS1985.1.325.5
Online Media:

Temple Wall Painting (Three Heads)

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 23.6 x 50.4 cm (9 5/16 x 19 13/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Xinjiang province, China
Date:
700-850
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.6
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye32cb0fd8f-1fc7-4076-b921-ee8b942c5fce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_LTS1985.1.325.6
Online Media:

Celestial figures, from Cave 224

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 33.1 x 63.5 cm (13 1/16 x 25 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.7
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye33b89d785-7650-483e-a9f5-3e80a89b2c80
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_LTS1985.1.325.7
Online Media:

Two monks, from Cave 224

Medium:
Gypsum plaster with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 55.9 x 38.1 cm (22 x 15 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Kucha, Xinjiang province, China
Date:
4th-6th century
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
monk  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.325.8
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.325.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
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/ye37751a895-8d22-4645-862b-08f21d0be97e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_LTS1985.1.325.8

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