Photograph of Duanfang and Colleagues
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Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2004.03
Creators:
Sickman, L. C. S. (Laurence C. S) ((Collector))
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Artificial languages
Physical Description:
1 Item
photographic print
b&w
17.5 x 23 cm.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This photograph depicts Duanfang and other men surrounding a bronze altar set that was later acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The photograph was acquired by art historian Laurence Sickman, who lent if for many years to the Metropolitan where it was displayed in the galleries with the bronze alter set.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Duanfang was an officer in the Qing court who amassed an important art collection, which included jades, bronzes, paintings and sculpture. Duanfang worked in many different positions, including as a customs officer and a provincial governor. In the summer of 1905, Duanfang travelled to the West to research how governments in the United States and Europe functioned. In 1911, Duanfang travelled to Sichuan Province to oversee railroad construction. At the outbreak of the Xinhai Revolution, Duanfang was beheaded by his own imperial troops, who were sympathetic to local revolutionaries.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2004.03

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Medium
Silver gelatin
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Citation
Photograph of Duanfang and Colleagues with bronze altar, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of Thomas Lawton.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Manchu Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Photographs -- Silver gelatin prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
China -- Beijing -- Beijing Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duanfang, 1861-1911 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/