Section of Chinese Scroll with "Four Poems"

ID: SIA2011-0731

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1979

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: The Torch, 1955-1960, 1965-1988

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Summary

Image of a section of a Chinese scroll with "Four Poems" on it by Wu K'uan (1436-1504), a Ming dynasty poet and calligrapher. The scroll is part of the Freer Gallery of Art's Chinese Calligraphy Collection. The Freer acquired the collection on November 2, 1979, through the Smithsonian Board of Regents' program for acquisitions of outstanding quality. It includes 12 hanging and hand scrolls and is the Freer's first acquisition under the 5-year program established in 1978 by the Regents.

Subject

  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Board of Regents

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The image is featured in the December 1979 issue of the TORCH, page 1.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: The Torch, 1955-1960, 1965-1988

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1979

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Acquisitions
  • Art
  • Antiquities
  • Calligraphy
  • Art, Oriental
  • Museums
  • Art objects
  • Museums--Acquisitions
  • Art, Chinese

Place

Chinese

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Print

ID Number

SIA2011-0731

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Print ; Medium: Photographic print

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