An Appreciation of Charles Lang Freer (1859-1919)

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Summary

Work was written to commemorate the 100th birthday of Charles Lang Freer, founder of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution. Provides information on birthday celebration given in honor of Freer at the Freer, Feb. 25, 1956. At this celebration the Charles Lang Freer Medal was presented to Dr. Osvald Siren, University of Stockholm and National Museum, Stockholm. Appreciation provides much biographical information on Freer, including genealogy. Explains Freer's early attraction to the fine arts, and gives history of his collection from its earliest acquisitions. Documents Freer's friendship with Whistler, collecting. Provides information on the donation of his collection to the United States, and outlines the Formal Deed of Gift with the SI, 5 May 1906. Finally, article gives information on the construction of the Freer Gallery of Art.

Author

Rhoades, Katharine N. 1885-1965

Subject

  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903
  • Freer Gallery of Art

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Includes reproduction of Freer by James McNeil Whistler, (1902- 1903), reproduction of the Freer medal designed by Paul Manship. Entire issue of journal devoted to Freer.

Contained within

Ars Orientalis Vol. 2 (Journal)

Contact information

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

Date

1957

Topic

  • Charles Lang Freer Medal
  • Benefactors
  • Awards
  • Gifts
  • Biography

Physical description

pp. 1-4

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