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MS Am 1759-1759.4

Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908. Ernest Francisco Fenollosa papers, 1881-1952: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 1759-1759.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908.
Title: Ernest Francisco Fenollosa papers,
Date(s): 1881-1952 (inclusive),
Date(s): 1881-1909 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (5 linear feet (3 volumes and 6 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and Japanese.
Abstract: Chiefly lectures and writings on Japanese art by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa, curator of Oriental art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*63M-220. Gift of Dr. E.G. Stillman; received: 1961. Manuscripts transferred from Widener Library.
*65M-157. Bequest of Dr. E. G. Stillman; received: 1966 March. Manuscripts transferred from Widener Library.
*71M-24. Manuscripts transferred fromWidener Library; received: 1971 July. These Fenollosa manuscripts were purchased by Dr. Ernest Goodrich Stillman at the Walpole Galleries in January 1920. Many of the manuscripts carry a bookplate indicating they belonged to Dr. Stillman's Japanese Collection in the Harvard College Library.
*78M-19. Gift of Mr. Owen Biddle, 1025 Old Gulph Road, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010; received: 1979 March.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Ernest Francisco Fenollosa Papers, 1881-1952 (MS Am 1759-1759.4). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Fenollosa was a poet and student of Oriental art. He taught at the Imperial University of Tokyo (1878-1886) and was manager of the Tokyo Fine Arts Academy and the Imperial Museum. From 1890 to 1897 he was curator of Oriental art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Includes six lectures on Japanese art, 1881, and other lectures and writings on Japanese art and art education; notebook, 1884, containing descriptions of Japanese paintings and art objects; sketchbook; and diary. Also includes some of Fenollosa's correspondence as well as some correspondence of his widow Lizzie Goodhue Fenollosa, photographs, scrolls, and printed material.

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