Wang Fangyu Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A1999.36
Creators:
Wang, Fangyu, 1913-1997
Dates:
1942-1997
Languages:
Chinese
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Physical Description:
1,900 Items
(6 cubic feet)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers, 1942-1997, and undated, chiefly in Chinese, a small portion photocopies, including: about 70 letters received, 1964-19997, from friends and colleagues; manuscript drafts and research notes; printed material, including exhibition catalogues and articles written by Wang and others; a few snapshots of Wang and friends, and approximately 1,00 still photographs, 500 35mm slides, 80 color transparencies, and 150 negatives, that mostly depict the work by Bada Shanren, including fakes attributed to the artist.
Scope and Contents
Photographic material: I. 195 prints, 55 duplicate prints, 1 negative of Bada Shanren's works that are dated, or can be positively dated. II. 66 prints of Bada Shanren's works painted before 1684, and between 1684 and 1694. III. 34 prints of Bada Shanren's works painted between 1695 and 1705. IV. 26 prints, 8 duplicate prints, 5 negatives of identified fakes or obvious fakes of Bada Shanren's works. V. 85 large and 624 small miscellaneous prints of various sizes. VI. Photocopies of miscellanea on Bada Shanren, 7 items.
Scope and Contents
Manuscripts: I. Published works of Wang Fangyu and parts of Wang's manuscripts. II. Correspondence from Wang Fangyu's friends, not numbered. III. Articles written by Wang Fangyu's friends. IV. Reading notes by Wang Fangyu. V. Miscellaneous notes. VI. 10 printed pamphlets.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Organized by form.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Professor Wang Fangyu (1913-1997), collector, art historian, regarded highly for his extensive research on the Chinese artist Zhang Da (1626-1705), commonly known as Bada Shanren. He was one of the world's foremost experts on the life and art of the artist. Prof. Wang also taught Chinese language at Yale University for numerous years.

Administration
Custodial History
Donated by Prof Wang's son, Shao-fang Wang, 1999. Arrangement of papers made by Mr. Wang Shiqing and his wife.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A1999.36

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Chinese -- Collectors and collecting Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Chinese Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
China Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Haven (Conn.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Negatives Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
USA -- Connecticut -- New Haven Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zhu, Da, 1626-ca. 1705 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wang, Fangyu, 1913-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/archives/