A Tale of Two Collectors: Hara Tomitaro and Charles Freer

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Special issue devoted to Art Collecting. Article discusses Charles Lang Freer's 1907 visit to Sannotani, the Yokohama estate of the art collector Hara Tomitaro (1868-1937). Explores parallels between Hara's Sannotani, open to the public daily, and Freer's conception of his gift to the Smithsonian. Article is beautifully illustrated with color images of both art works and architecture that Freer would have seen on his trip.


  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Tomitaro, Hara


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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery publication

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Asian Art Vol. 4, no. 4 (Journal)

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


Fall 1991



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pp. 29-49

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