An Individual Taste for Japanese Painting

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Discusses the history of Freer's Japanese painting collection, and his initial naivete in collecting. Article focuses on some of the highlights of the collection as well as some of the more questionable pieces.


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


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Entire issue is devoted to Charles Lang Freer.

Contained within

Apollo Vol. vol. 118, no. 258 (Journal)

Contact information

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


August 1983


  • Art
  • Benefactors
  • Painting, Japanese
  • Gifts
  • History
  • Art objects
  • Art--History

Physical description

pp. 136-49

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