Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2010.07
Creators:
Loo, C. T. & Co.
Dates:
undated
Languages:
French
Physical Description:
52 Photographs
black and white silver gelatin prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Fifty two photographic prints relating to the Asian art dealer C.T. Loo. Photographs feature interior and exterior views of Loo's Paris gallery, showing important works of art, many of which were later acquired by museums and private collections of Europe and the US. Also included are formal portraits and informal snapshots of Loo, his family and associates in Paris and Beijing.
Scope and Contents
北京

Arrangement
Arrangement
Photographs are numbered individually with no attempt to organize by subject.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The photographs document the gallery, C.T. Loo et Cie, known as the Pagoda (renovated 1926-1928, currently a designated historical site in Paris) of the leading internateal dealer of Chinese art C.T. Loo (1880-1957). Well known to art experts around the world, the gallery attracted the attention of the renowned art historian Osvald Siren, who wrote an article in 1928 on this gallery, focusing on the murals. Many of the objects shown in the gallery can be identified as important pieces in major American and European museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Nelson-Atkins Gallery, Kansas City, and the Musee Guimet, Paris. Loo was instrumental in introducing some of the most important bronzes, jades, and stone sculptures to the Freer Gallery of Art between 1915 and 1951. This collection holds an added significance because it comes from Janine Pierre-Emmanual (1920-), daughter of C. T. Loo, and ex-wife of Jean-Pierre Dubosc, the prominent Sinologist, collector and dealer of Chinese art. Mme. Pierre-Emmanuel, a well-known dealer in the post-war era, was in contact with important scholars, collectors and dealers, such as Pierre Teillard de Chardin, Laurence Sickman, Grenville L. Winthrop, Arthur M. Sackler, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, 3rd, and J. T. Tai. In addition to Chinese art, the gallery interior views show pieces from South and Southeast Asia

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2010.07

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Citation
Loo Family Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Janine Pierre-Emmanual
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Gift of Janine Pierre-Emmanual, 2010

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Photographs -- 1900-1950 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
France -- Ile-de-France -- Paris Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre 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/