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George Leslie Stout papers

Creator:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Names:
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Correspondent:
Buck, Richard D.  Search this
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976  Search this
Gardner, G. Peabody (George Peabody)  Search this
Hall, Ardelia Ripley  Search this
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994  Search this
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961  Search this
Marceau, Henri, 1896-1969  Search this
Moore, Lamont  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Sizer, Theodore, 1892-1967  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Date:
1897-1978
1855
Summary:
The papers of conservator and museum director George Leslie Stout measure 6 linear feet and date from 1855, 1897-1978. Stout was head of the conservation department at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, director of the Worcester Art Museum and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Massachusetts, and a member of the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. Army during World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with family, friends, colleagues and professional associations. There are letters from fellow Monuments Men who served in the MFAA section such as Thomas Carr Howe, Ardelia Hall, Lamont Moore, Theodore Sizer, Langdon Warner and several other prominent arts administrators. The papers also contain biographical materials, writings, sketches and one sketchbook, military records, printed materials, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of conservator and museum director George Leslie Stout measure 6 linear feet and date from 1855, 1897-1978. Stout was head of the conservation department at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, director of the Worcester Art Museum and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Massachusetts, and a member of the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. Army during World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with family, friends, colleagues and professional associations. There are letters from fellow Monuments Men who served in the MFAA section such as Thomas Carr Howe, Ardelia Hall, Lamont Moore, Theodore Sizer, Langdon Warner and several other prominent arts administrators. The papers also contain biographical materials, writings, sketches and one sketchbook, military records, printed materials, and photographs.

Biographical materials include college and graduate school transcripts, various certificates, four small appointment books and passports.

Correspondence is between George Leslie Stout and family, friends, colleagues, professional associations and fellow Monuments Men. Family correspondence is with Stout's immediate and extended family, the bulk of which is from Stout to his wife Margaret and his son Thomas. Correspondents in the Monuments Men correspondence include Thomas Carr Howe, Ardelia Hall, Lamont Moore, Theodore Sizer, Langdon Warner, and many others. There is also substantial correspondence with friends and professional colleagues in the museum and art world, such as Walter Beck, Richard D. Buck, William George Constable, Earl of Crawford, George Peabody Gardner, Jr., William Ivins, Jr., Henri Marceau, and Paul Sachs, among many others.

Writings by Stout consist of typescript drafts and published articles, speeches, and miscellaneous notes. Most of the writings concern art conservation and the speeches are memorials for two of Stout's colleagues. Notes consists of drafts for the texts of holiday cards Stout designed, biographical notes, and images and captions for The Care of Pictures. There are also three conference papers on art conservation written by other people.

Subject files document Stout's conservation projects as a consultant for museums, universities, galleries and other organizations. Also found in this series are documents relating to Stout's work after retiring from the Isabella Gardner Museum and his membership or participation in various arts programs and organizations.

A separate series contains files relating to Stout's World War II service in the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives (MFAA) Section. Found here are official military records, publications by Monuments Men, and a few scattered photographs. Military records include directives, reports, certificates and a bronze star medal. There are articles and books written by various Monuments Men such as Langdon Warner, Lincoln Kirstein and Theodore Sizer. There are also scattered photographs, only two of which depict tout (including one group photograph with Lamont Moore, Walker Hancock and other Monuments Men.) There are also 12 negatives with 4 prints depicting La Gleize Church and the town of Ambleve, Belgium in 1945.

Personal business records include assorted legal and estate papers as well as financial papers such as receipts, travel expenses and donations.

Printed materials consists of news clippings, bulletins, brochures, press releases, conference papers, and magazine and journal articles, most of it related to art conservation.

Artwork includes pencil and ink drawings and sketches, mostly of travel scenes, people, and animals. There is one sketchbook of the human figure. Many sketches were loosely grouped together by Stout with titles such as "Pool Doodles" or "Park and Zoo." The is also one caricature of Eric Brown by Murray Pease.

The papers include photographs and negatives, mostly personal photographs of friends, family, relatives and colleagues. There are also photographs of art conservation conferences and travel photographs. Additional scattered photographs are located in the series containing the Monuments Men files.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1919-1977 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1978 (2.5 linear feet; Box 1-3, OV 8)

Series 3: Writings, 1927-1978 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3-4)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1918, 1943-1978 (1 linear feet; Box 4, OV 8-9)

Series 5: Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives Section Files, 1918, 1942-1955, 1972-1975 (0.5 linear feet; Box 5)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1938-1978 (0.1 linear feet; Box 5)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1926-1977 (0.8 linear feet; Box 5-6, OV 9)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, circa 1924-circa 1938, 1970-1977 (0.1 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, circa 1855, 1897-1978 (0.2 linear feet; Box 6-7)
Biographical / Historical:
George Leslie Stout (1897-1978) was a museum director and prominent art conservator in Massachusetts. Stout was head of the conservation department at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, and director of the Worcester Art Museum and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Massachusetts. During World War II, Stout served in the U.S. Army Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) and played a leading role in the protection, location, and recovery of art work stolen by the Nazis.

Born in Winterset, Iowa in 1897, George Leslie Stout was the oldest of six children and attended Winterset High School and served in the U.S. army during World War I. Following the war, Stout studied at the State University of Iowa, received his B.A. in 1921, worked for a few years, and married Margaret Hayes in 1924 with whom he had two sons, Robert and Thomas. He attended Harvard graduate school in 1926 and graduated with a Master of Art in 1929. Stout began working as a lecturer and conservator at Harvard's Fogg Art Museum, later becoming the head of the conservation department in 1933, a position he held until 1947.

During World War II, Stout re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy, having served in the reserves since World War I. Stout was one of the first members of the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. army. He was appointed to the MFAA Section for the Twelfth Army Group in 1944 and was one of the first Monuments Men to arrive at Normandy, France. He was later appointed Lieutenant Commander of the MFAA Section. Many of the Monuments Men's stolen art recovery achievements were directed by George Leslie Stout. Stout supervised the inventory and removal of looted art hidden by the Nazis in the salt mines of Merkers and Ransbach in Thuringia, Germany. Stout oversaw the organization, packing, and shipping of several thousand objects including paintings by Rubens and Goya, along with precious antiquities. At the Altaussee salt mines in Austria, he was in charge of the unit that recovered a large cache of stolen artwork that included Michelangelo's Madonna and Child and the Ghent Altarpiece or The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Hubert and Jan van Eyck. There, he also worked very closely with fellow Monuments Men Thomas Carr Howe. Stout went on to locate and recover looted artwork in other repositories in Germany, France, and the Netherlands. He maintained a relationship with many of his fellow Monuments Men after the war.

Stout left Europe in the latter half of 1945, then went to Japan where he served as the Chief of the Arts and Monuments Division at Headquarters of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Tokyo until the middle of 1946. After the war Stout received the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for his army service and work as a Monuments Man in Europe.

Stout resumed his position as the head of the conservation department at the Fogg Art Museum when he returned to America. In 1947 he became the director of the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts where he stayed until 1955, when he became the director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston where he worked until his retirement in 1970. Stout wrote numerous articles about art conservation and wrote two books: Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia (1942), co-authored with Harvard colleage R. J. Gettens, and Care of Pictures (1948). Stout died in Menlo Park, California in 1978 and was widely recognized as a distinguished art conservator.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with George Stout conducted by Paul Karlstrom in 1978.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 1378) including four diaries that describe Stout's experiences surveying war-caused damages in France, Germany, and Japan, and the recovery of Nazi impounded art works. Contained in the diaries are several letters, memos, personal documents, printed matter, and a photograph of U.S. military personnel and others viewing an art exhibit. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
George Leslie Stout donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1978. In that same year, Robert Stout, son of George Leslie Stout, loaned four diaries to the Archives of American Art for microfilming.
Restrictions:
The George Leslie Stout papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museum directors -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Conservators -- California  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Citation:
George Leslie Stout papers, 1855, 1897-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stougeor
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Carl Whiting Bishop Collection

Creator:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Names:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Tung, Kuang-zung.  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Wenley, A. G. (Archibald Gibson), 1898-1962  Search this
Extent:
20 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Photographic prints
Manuscript
Place:
China
Date:
1923-1934
Summary:
An associate curator and associate in archaeology at the Freer Gallery of Art from 1922 to 1942, the collection of Carl Whiting Bishop (1881-1942) document his Gallery-sponsored travels to China from 1923 to 1934 and include an unpublished manuscript describing his archaeological research in China; line drawings; rubbings; maps; note cards; and nearly 4,000 glass and film negatives with corresponding original silver prints. These document his expeditions in northern and central China, illustrating archaeological sites in Henan, Shanxi, and Hebei provinces. Specific digs include the large neolithic site at Wanquan, Shanxi, and sixth century C.E. tombs near Fenyin. Additional images show Chinese cityscapes, daily life and customs, topography, temples, pagodas, caves, and sculpture.
Scope and Contents:
The professional papers and official records of Carl Whiting Bishop include his unpublished two-volume manuscript, [not before 1940]; and photographs, nearly 4,000 images, 1915-1934; and undated. These materials document over a twenty-five year period in the course of Bishop's research and archaeological activities. They were retained at the Freer Gallery of Art after Bishop's death in 1942, and were supplemented with an addition received in 1956 from his widow Daisy Furscott Bishop.

The manuscript was prepared in a typescript format, over 421 pages of text, with photographic illustrations, and completed by Bishop sometime after 1939. Properly titled Archaeological Research in China 1923-1934, this unpublished manuscript constituted a field report that chronicled Bishop's Gallery-sponsored expeditions in northern and central China during the period 1923 to 1934. The reader is provided with a record of the day-to-day operations completed, of obstacles and opposition encountered, and the results obtained from their work. Key diplomatic and scientific representatives from the West and China are recorded who aided and contributed to the investigations. Moreover, there are descriptions of the academic, social and political climate in China during a period of civil war and economic strife. Against this background, Bishop also discussed their efforts in view of the history of China, with commentary on the country's geography, topography, climate, flora and fauna, mineral products, and ancient customs and legends.

The earliest still photographic prints in the Bishop Papers date from his employ at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, where he conducted archaeological reconnaissance from 1915 to 1918 in China, Korea, and Japan. All subsequent images were created or collected by Bishop and his assistant Kuang-zung Tung during the Freer Gallery-sponsored expeditions of 1923-1934. Further descriptions of these materials may be found under Series 2 and Series 3 in this finding aid.

In the transliteration into English of the names of Chinese characters, Bishop followed the Wade-Giles system, with a few exceptions to those rules for certain well known and commonly used place-names, especially those of cities, towns, territorial divisions, and bodies of water. We have retained Bishop's romanization except in certain areas where clarification was needed. The Chinese personal and place-names have been kept as they appeared in his captions.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Manuscript/Writings 1915-1934 and undated

Series 2: Photography Prints

Series 3: Negatives

Series 4: Drawings, Rubbings, and Maps
Biographical / Historical:
Carl Whiting Bishop (1881-1942) was an archaeologist, anthropologist, and specialist in the field of East Asian studies. Born in Tokyo, Japan, on July 12, 1881, he was the son of a Methodist missionary, the Reverend Charles Bishop. Except for a twelve-month residence in the United States during 1889-90, Bishop spent the first sixteen years of his life in Japan, before returning to this country in 1898 for college preparatory work at Northwestern Academy, Evanston, Illinois. He studied at Hampden-Sydney College and in 1912 received an A.B. degree from DePauw University. In 1913 he was awarded the degree of Master of Arts by the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, where he studied with the noted German anthropologist, Franz Boas (1858-1942). That same year he received his first scientific appointment as a member of the Peabody Museum Expedition to Central America.

From 1914-18 Bishop served as Assistant Curator in Oriental Art at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, where on an expedition for that museum he made his first trip to China. Under the auspices of the university, he conducted archaeological reconnaissance during 1915 and 1916 in China, Korea, and Japan, and again conducted archaeological surveys in 1917 and 1918, although no systematic excavations were carried out at that time. When the United States entered World War I on the side of the Allied Powers, Bishop enlisted in the United States Navy and was made assistant naval attaché, serving in China in the years 1918-20, with the rank of lieutenant, junior grade. He returned to Columbia University in 1921 to assume the position of Assistant in Anthropology, a post he held until the end of the academic season in 1922.

Effective 10 April 1922, Bishop was appointed as Associate Curator of the Freer Gallery of Art by then director John Ellerton Lodge (1878-1942). Asked to undertake important archaeological work, Bishop headed the gallery's first expedition to China, sponsored jointly by the FGA and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, lasting from 20 February 1923 to 6 August 1927. From 16 November 1929 to 11 April 1934, he headed another expedition, sent out this time by the Freer Gallery alone. When conditions in China made further efforts impractical, Bishop returned to Washington in 1934, where he remained at the gallery as Associate in Archaeology until the time of his death on 16 June 1942.

Carl Whiting Bishop was a member of a number of learned societies: the American Oriental Society, the American Archaeological Society, the Anthropological Society, the American Society for the Advancement of Science, the American Geographical Society, and he served on the advisory board of the American Council of Learned Societies until his death.

1881, July 12 -- Born in Tokyo, Japan

1898 -- Attends Northwestern Academy in Evanston, Illinois for college preparatory work Attends Hampden-Sydney College

1912 -- Receives A.B. degree from DePauw University

1913 -- Receives Master of Arts from Department of Anthropology from Columbia University, where he studied with Franz Boas

1914 -- Begins serving as Assistant Curator in Oriental Art at the University of Pennsylvania Museum

1915-1918 -- Makes several archaeological survey trips to China, Korea and Japan

1918-1920 -- Enlists in the U.S. Navy, serving as assistant naval attaché in China

1921 -- Serves as Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Columbia University

1922, April 10 -- Becomes Associate Curator of the Freer Gallery of Art

1923-1927 -- Heads the Freer Gallery's first expedition to China, co-sponsored by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

1929-1934 -- Heads the second Freer-sponsored expedition to China

1934 -- Returns to US and serves as Associate in Archaeology at the Freer Gallery of Art

1942, June 16 -- Dies.
Related Materials:
Additional Bishop material may be found in the following collections also found in the the Archives of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery:

Li Chi Reports, 1926-1929, regarding Li's reconnaissance work at Shi-yin Ts'un, Shansi Province, and the excavation at Anyang.

Archibald Gibson Wenley Papers, 1924-1926, including field diaries, notes, and photographs documenting his participation in the FGA expedition work in China.

Charles Lang Freer Papers, including 1915 correspondence between Freer and Bishop; newspaper clippings related to Bishop, and documents dated 1912-1913, relating to Freer's support for a proposed American School of Archeology in China.

A number of objects from the FGA expeditions, including bronzes, ceramics, and stone sculpture, have been accessioned into the permanent art collection of the Freer Gallery of Art. Additionally, remnants of antiquities, potteries, and metalwork accumulated during the field work, have been placed in the Freer Gallery Study Collection. Records for these items are retained with the Galleries' Registrar's Office.

Additional Bishop material may be found in the Smithsonian Institutional Archives:

Expedition Records, including correspondence of Carl Whiting Bishop, 1914; 1923-1942, nearly 3,000 letters arranged alphabetically by correspondent name; a manuscript catalogue of expedition acquisitions, Peking, 1923-1925; financial records, 1923-1934, including expedition fund ledgers, account statements, and receipts; and newspaper clippings, 1924-1932, documenting the gallery's field work and general archaeological work being conducted around the world at that time.

Smithsonian Institutional Archives, Central Files, Bishop folders, 1923-1942, including expedition letters, field reports, and photographs sent to John E. Lodge.

Personnel and Special Events Photograph Collection, containing portrait photographs of Bishop.

Additional Bishop matieral may be found in the University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives, Philadelphia:

Documentation of University of Pennsylvania Museum-sponsored field work in East Asia may be found there that includes records of C.W. Bishop, dated 1914-1927 (measuring about .5 linear foot), much of it created during his tenure as the Museum's Assistant Curator of Oriental Art from 1914-1918. Included are Bishop's journals consisting of daily entries for two trips to China for the University of Pennsylvania Museum; letters to and from G.B. Gordon, C.W. Harrison, and Jane McHugh, written during Bishop's travel in China and subsequent to his return; and detailed financial accounts of expenditures during the China travels. Additionally, the repository houses a group of Bishop's negatives taken in China to visually record the expedition work.
Provenance:
Gift of Carl Whiting Bishop.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Archaeological expeditions  Search this
Archaeology -- China  Search this
Photography -- China  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Manuscript
Citation:
The Carl Whiting Bishop Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.02
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John Alexander Pope Papers

Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Former owner:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Names:
David, Percival, Sir, 1892-1964  Search this
Extent:
45 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1925-1982
Summary:
The John Alexander Pope papers contain limited biographical, personal and professional information. The bulk of the collection consists of published and unpublished writings, research materials and correspondence.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into six major series. A seventh series inventories outsize materials contained in the other series.

Series 1: Biographic Material

Subseries 1.1: Academic and Professional Life

Subseries 1.2: Personal and Official Photographs of Pope, Family and Colleagues

Series 2: John A. Pope Asian Ceramics and Art Collection

Series 3: Published and Unpublished Materials

Subseries 3.1: Articles, Lectures and Manuscripts

Subseries 3.2: Chinese Porcelains from the Ardebil Shrine: Research Materials and Publication Correspondence

Series 4: Research Material: Subject Files

Subseries: 4.1: Asian Art and Ceramics: Background Material

Subseries 4.2: Chinese Ceramics

Subseries 4.3: Chinese Ceramics and the Porcelain Trade

Subseries 4.4: Japanese and Korean Ceramics

Series 5: Travel

Subseries 5.1: Itineraries, Expenses and Notes

Subseries 5.2: Photographs, Negatives and Slides

Series 6: Correspondence

Series 7: Inventory of Outsize Materials
Biographical/Historical note:
John Alexander Pope was a renowned scholar and authority on Asian art, especially Chinese and Japanese ceramics. He spent most of his professional career at the Freer Gallery of Art, which he joined in 1943 as an Associate in Research. He later served as Assistant Director (1946 to 1962) and then as Director (1962 to 1971). After his retirement in 1971, he continued at the Freer as Director Emeritus and Research Curator for Far Eastern Ceramics. Pope was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 4, 1906 and died in Washington D.C. on September 18, 1982. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Yale College. In 1929, prior to graduation, he joined the China International Famine Relief Commission sent to survey famine conditions in the Yellow River valley. As a truck driver for the Commission, he travelled throughout north China giving him an unparalleled chance to see the land and people at first hand. In Beijing, he met and spent time with Alan Priest, later curator of Far Eastern Ceramics at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a 1972 letter, Pope recalled his time with Priest in 1929 as "the most important factor in my subsequent decision to go into the field." From 1934 to 1941 he was a graduate student at Harvard University, studying Chinese and Japanese languages and the history, archaeology and art of these countries. He spent 1938 as a Travelling Fellow of the Harvard-Yenching Institute studying Chinese archaeology at the University of London; he also travelled to Stockholm, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin to study museum and private ceramic collections. Harvard awarded him an M.A. degree in 1940 and a Ph. D. in 1955. From 1945 to 1946, on leave of absence from the Freer, Pope served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve posted to Tianjin, China as a Chinese language interpreter. He travelled frequently to Beijing, spending time with Jean Pierre Dubosc and other Chinese art connoisseurs. In introductory notes to a 1979 lecture he recalled that on one of these Beijing trips he made his "first purchase of blue-and-white." Thus began of a life-long interest in Chinese blue-and-white porcelain in general and establishing criteria and a methodology for dating and stylistic analysis of 14th and 15th century blue-and-white in particular. His publications included analysis of important collections of Chinese ceramics, for example those at the Topkapi Sarayi in Istanbul and at the Ardabil Shrine in Iran. Many of his lectures, articles and research trips focused on Chinese trade ceramics, not only in European collections but also from Asian shipwrecks and at sites ranging from East Africa to The Philippines. Pope made his first trip to Japan in 1956. In his 1979 notes he wrote: "My visit to Karatsu and meeting with the Nakazato family started my serious interest in Japanese ceramics." He made many trips to Japan beginning in the late 1960s, often spending several months at a time visiting important kiln sites and Japanese potters as well as collectors. His research emphasis gradually shifted to Japanese porcelain and the issues of dating and identifying kiln sites and wares. At the time of his death he was researching a book on Japanese porcelain. Over time Pope created a substantial personal collection of Chinese and Japanese ceramics. He developed an extensive network of connoisseurs, dealers and scholars. He travelled frequently, visiting public and private collections, attending various symposia, and meeting with a wide range of colleagues involved in the world of Asian ceramics. He belonged to many professional associations and served as advisor or board member for several museums and academic institutions.
Related Material:
James Cahill Papers

Prince Aschwin Lippe Papers

SIA Acc, 03-018, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Central Files, 1919-1986

Freer Gallery Study Collection, ceramic shards donated by John Alexander Pope, see http://www.open.asia.si.edu search John Pope.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art dealers -- Japan  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Blue and White Ware-China  Search this
Pottery-Japanese-Collector and Collecting  Search this
Oriental Ceramic Society London  Search this
Photography -- China  Search this
Pottery-Chinese-Collectors and Collecting  Search this
Pottery - Asia  Search this
Pottery-Japan  Search this
Pottery -- China  Search this
Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01
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Academic and Professional Life

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Academic records include documents and correspondence concerning Phillips Exeter Academy Class of 1925 and Yale University Class of 1929, Harvard University diplomas and miscellaneous other Harvard records. Items from Pope's tenure at the Freer Gallery include the announcement of his appointment as Director, some annual reports, information on exhibitions at the Freer, and several reports related to the gallery. The materials include correspondence and other papers from Pope's service on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American China Trade. From 1971 to 1981 he was Advisor for Far Eastern Art for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; most of this material relates to objects offered by dealers. Pope was an active member of the Literary Society of Washington DC and of the Oriental Ceramic Society based in London. Correspondence and other items relating to both organizations are included.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Subseries 1.1
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Personal and Official Photographs of Pope, Family, and Colleagues

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes official photographs of Pope with visiting dignitaries, taken at Freer Gallery exhibits and other public events, as well as personal photographs with colleagues and friends. The earliest photographs, 1929, show Pope and other members of the China International Famine Relief Commission with Chinese dignitaries. Many of the personal photographs depict him with friends and colleagues during his numerous trips to Asia, especially Japan. Many but not all of the people in these photographs are identified.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Subseries 1.2
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Japanese and Korean Ceramics

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Pope became increasingly interested in Japanese ceramics. In the 1960s he made several research trips there visiting kiln sites and spending time with potters and collectors. He developed friendships with Japanese dealers and collectors, particularly Mayuyama Junkichi. Pope also became interested in other Japanese art and began collecting Japanese sword furniture. Pope's research materials contain some information on Korean ceramics.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Subseries 4.4
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Travel

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Pope travelled frequently to Asia and Europe, meeting with colleagues, visiting museum and private collections and attending conferences. He kept copies of his itineraries, his expenses and contact information for colleagues, dealers and others. He also took photographs on many of his trips. Many of these were later used to illustrate lectures.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Series 5
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Itineraries, Expenses and Notes

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The travel information includes both official and personal travel from 1950 through 1970. He kept notebooks for many of these trips, recording expenses, notes on collections and other items of interest. He had a large collection of business cards from dealers and collectors.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Subseries 5.1
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Photographs, Negatives and Slides

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Pope's travel photography began with an extensive record of his 1929 trip to China with the China International Famine Relief Commission. On later research trips he documented visits to important sites, kilns and ceramics collections. He used many of them to illustrate lectures. He also received photographs from others with whom he traveled, especially in Japan. He had a large collection of photographs on ceramics and other artwork germane to his research as well as general photographs of Asian countries.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Subseries 5.2
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Pope corresponded with a wide circle of ceramics specialists, museum directors, dealers and others. Most of the correspondence consists of letters to Pope; very few of his responses are included. The collection includes numerous letters from several well-known collectors and specialists, including John M. Addis, Frances Cleaves, Warren Cox, Sir. Percival David, Jean-Pierre Dubosc, Dean Frasche, Harry Garner, L. Carrington Goodrich, Basil Gray, Tom Harrisson, Igaki Haruo, Soame Jenyns, James Kirkman, Koyama Fujio, James Marshall, Mayuyama Junkichi, Gerald Reitlinger, Laurence Sickman, Hammo Sassoon, Langdon Warner and Billy Winkworth.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Series 6
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John A. Pope Asian Ceramics and Art Collection

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The information about Pope's private collection is incomplete. In addition to Chinese and Japanese ceramics, he also collected Japanese sword furniture. The photographs and other materials relating to the collection were scattered throughout his papers. Some had numbers that matched the catalog cards provided by his son and daughter. The catalog is not complete; the cards describe the object, where and when purchased, cost and sometimes the subsequent disposition of the object. Many photographs were unnumbered but marked as belonging to the collection. Some of the items were not clearly identified as part of the collection although the photographs were found together with items that were so identified. There is some material about donations and sales of items from the collection.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Series 2
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Outsize Boxes

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
These boxes contain material from a variety of series. Boxes 79-81 are located on Shelf 9.c.2.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Series 7
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Published and Unpublished Materials

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains copies of several of Pope's published articles, but most of the items are manuscripts or drafts, some incomplete. It is divided into two subseries. Subseries 3.1 contains articles, lectures and manuscripts, including notes, slide lists and related items for his many lectures. Also among the manuscripts are comments on individual items submitted by collectors for evaluation. Subseries 3.2 consists of research materials and publication correspondence for his best-known work, Chinese Porcelains from the Ardebil Shrine.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Series 3
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Articles, Lectures and Manuscripts

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Separated Materials:
Box # 10 contains copies of published articles and book reviews arranged in chronological order with undated items at the end. Boxes # 11 through # 16 contain lecture notes, slide lists and manuscripts arranged in chronological order with undated items at the end. The manuscripts that comment on items submitted by collectors sometimes include correspondence. Box # 17 contains notebooks with drafts of the inscriptions portion of the "Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes" for which Pope served as editor. It was published as A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Subseries 3.1
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Chinese Porcelains from the Ardebil Shrine: Research Materials and Publication Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Published in 1956, Chinese Porcelains from the Ardebil Shrine is Pope's best-known work and is generally accepted as a standard analysis of Ming dynasty porcelains. It was reprinted in 1981. The research material includes notebooks of photographs of Chinese ceramics and background material on the shrine, the ancient Near East, and Chinese interaction with the Muslim world. Several folders of post-publication correspondence and reviews as well as correspondence and notes relating to the second edition are also included.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Subseries 3.2
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Research Materials: Subject Files

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the collection consists of Pope's research materials amassed over a lifetime of scholarly work on Asian ceramics. He travelled frequently, especially to Japan, and participated in international conferences on Chinese trade pottery. Whether on official business or engaged in research, he spent much of his time examining and evaluating museum and private collections of Asian ceramics. Pope organized his research materials into country files. He subdivided the China material by dynasty. He collected a large amount of material about Chinese export porcelain which he organized by country in which the ceramics were found. He was interested in local pottery and the influence that Chinese porcelain might have had on it. He studied how the Chinese adapted their designs to appeal to a foreign market. Much of his research material consists of photographs of ceramics. Sometimes a folder contains items that do not belong to that period or type but it is not evident whether this is deliberate (for example for comparison purposes or because Pope may have disagreed with identification of the item in question) or simply a mistake in filing. Pope filed all photographs related to a particular ceramic style or period in one large folder. To assist scholars interested in the provenance of particular items, photographs that identify the owner, dealer or institution holding the object have been placed in individual folders. Pope's subject files are generally ordered from general to specific.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Series 4
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1988-01-ref452

Asian Art and Ceramics: Background Material

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Pope had a large collection of notecards and other materials that covered history, art, religion, ceramics and miscellaneous information on Asian countries, especially China and Japan. It includes a collection of photographs of Asian art objects. This material was separate from background information contained in his country subject files.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Subseries 4.1
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Chinese Ceramics

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Pope's research materials on Chinese Ceramics include information about techniques, motifs and specific types of pottery. He placed most of this more general material at the beginning of the subject file. The remainder of the material was organized by dynasty and consists mainly of photographs. Dynasty folders sometimes include photographs of items identified as belonging to a different dynastic period. It is not clear if this is deliberate or accidental. Pope kept the photographs for a particular subject or dynasty together in single large folder. For the convenience of scholars interested in the provenance of objects, photographs that identify the owner or dealer of the object have been separated into individual folders.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Subseries 4.2
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Biographic Material

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The biographic material in the collection consists of miscellaneous documents from Pope's academic and professional life. The documents and reports relating to the Freer Gallery provide a snapshot of activities during Pope's tenure but are not comprehensive, nor is it clear how much direct involvement he had with the activity or issue in question. Some documents concern Pope's role as advisor, board member or active participant with other museums, academic institutions and societies. There are many photographs of Pope at official Freer Gallery functions as well as informal photographs with friends and colleagues in the United States and Asia.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Series 1
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Chinese Ceramics and the Porcelain Trade

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Pope did a great deal of research into the Chinese porcelain trade. He traveled to many countries where Chinese ceramics had been found. He visited archeological sites and studied collections taken from shipwrecks and found in museums. In addition to research material on the porcelain trade to those countries, he collected information on local pottery industries, their techniques and products and whether Chinese porcelain may have influenced them. He also was interested in how other cultures used Chinese porcelain and how Chinese manufacturers may have adapted their product lines to suit foreign tastes. He organized most of this material by country.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.01, Subseries 4.3
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