Mate to Chinese Painting Given to Freer

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Summary

Exactly one hundered years after Charles Lang Freer bought his first Chinese painting, "Herons and Water Plants," the Freer Gallery of Art was given a mate to the painting. The second painting was discovered, identified, purchased, and donated by Kyoichi Itoh, an East Asian painting conservator on the Freer staff.

Subject

  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Itoh, Kyoichi
  • Freer Gallery of Art

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1994. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994, p. 16.

Contact information

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

Date

December 1993

Topic

  • Acquisitions
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • Museums--Acquisitions
  • Art, Chinese

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