The Collection of Mr. Charles L. Freer

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  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Fenollosa, Ernest F
  • Freer Gallery of Art


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Fenollosa began career as founding chair of philosophy at Tokyo University, became expert on Asian art and culture and a collector in his own right. Served Japanese government as one of Imperial Commissioners of Fine Arts. Was appointed curator of newly formed Dept. of Japanese Art at MFA, Boston. Friendship with Freer included roles as teacher and consultant, authenticating the collection, etc. An annotated typescript copy of this article exists in the Papers of Charles Lang Freer, Series 4, folder 24, Freer/Sackler Archives.

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Pacific Era Vol. vol. 1, no. 2 (Journal)

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


November 1907



Physical description

pp. 57-66

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