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Guide to the Acton Visual Materials at La Pietra
1870-1994
(Bulk 1907-1980)
 MSS La Pietra 001


Villa La Pietra

Collection processed by Alta Macadam

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 22, 2016
Description is in English.

Container List

Series VII: Harold Acton in China and the Far East

Subseries A: Harold Acton's residence in Beijing

Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 1-3. Exterior (with HA), in the snow

General note

Neg. and two prints, by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York. Annotated on the verso "my cloister" by HA.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 4-6. Exterior, central courtyard, in the snow

General note

Neg.and two prints, by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York. Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 7-8. Exterior, the courtyard, in the snow

General note

Neg.and print, by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 9-11. Exterior, the garden in the snow

General note

Neg.and two prints, by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 12-13. Exterior, the garden in the snow

General note

Neg.and print, by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York. Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 14-16. Exterior, the garden in the snow

General note

Neg.and two prints, by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York. Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 17-19. Exterior in the snow

General note

Neg.and two prints, by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 20-21. Exterior of the studio in the snow

General note

Neg.and print, by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York. Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 22-24. Exterior, the garden in the snow

General note

Neg.and two prints, by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 25-26. Exterior, the garden in the snow

General note

Neg.and print, by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York. Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 27 Exterior

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "my courtyard on a windy day".

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 28 Exterior

General note

Annotated on the verso by HMA "Harold's Peiping courtyard 1934".

1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 29 Exterior

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "outside of my main hall".

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 30 Exterior
ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 31 Exterior, inner courtyard with lotuses
undated
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 32 Exterior, inner courtyard

General note

Annotated on the verso "lotuses in my inner courtyard".

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 33-34a. Exterior, inner courtyard with lotuses
ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 35-38f. Exteriors, mounted prints

General note

Oversize, VII.A.1. folder 365.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 39 Interior, carved moon-gate in drawing room

General note

Photo by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York. Annotated on the verso by HA "carved moon-gate, right of the big Salon - K'ung Hsi period scrolls behind. Central fireplace left covered by screen".

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 40-43. Interior, carved moon-gate in drawing room

General note

Photo by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York.

ca. 1934

Subseries B: People

1. Unindentified
Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 44 Prince P'u Ju

General note

Also called Prince Pu Ro, an excellent calligrapher and painter who died in 1994. Younger brother of the last Emperor of China, photo by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York. Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 45 Prince P'u Ju

General note

Photo by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York. Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 46 Prince P'u Ju painting with two of his daughters

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA, [and also by Laurence Sickman].

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 47-48. Family of Prince P'u Ju

General note

Photo by Ann Watkins, Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York.

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 49-50. Family of Prince P'u Ju

General note

Neg.and print, annotated on the verso by HA "Prince P'u Ju's children and nephews".

ca. 1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 51-57. Anna May Wong
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 58 Anna May Wong
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 59 Anna May Wong in HA's residence in Beijing (at 2 Kung Hsien Hutung, or Gong Xian Hutong)

General note

After 1936. Annotated by HA on the verso "the door to my main courtyard immediately facing main hall - kitchen and servants quarters in small courtyard with so-called cypresses between empty buildings (stable) at the end beyond rickshaw".

after 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 60 Anna May Wong

General note

Annotated on the verso "Anna May in my garden - lotus pond behind".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 61 Anna May Wong with four others

General note

Dated on the verso.

1938
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 62 Anna May Wong

General note

Annotated on the verso "just outside my study opening into garden".

ca. 1938
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 63 [Yang Shao Chi] with a child and baby

General note

Annotated by HA on the verso: "My 'Number One' with his offspring" ('number one' was the western term for servant).

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 64-66. [Yang Shao Chi] with a child and baby
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 67 Shelley Lee

General note

With dedication on the verso.

1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 68 Shelley Lee

General note

With dedication on the verso.

1949
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 69 Wang Changshu

General note

With dedication on the recto dated September 1, 1934.

1934
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 70 H.H. Hu

General note

With dedication on the verso.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 71 [Bonna]

General note

With dedication on the recto.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 72 [Bonna]
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 73 [Dennis and Chee Hung]

General note

With dedication on the verso, dated: December 11, 1990, colour print of a wedding party.

1990
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 74-76. [Chen Shi-Hsiang]
ca. 1936
2 unidentified
Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 77-86e. Unidentified

General note

Many taken outside HA's residence in Beijing.

ca. 1934-1938

Subseries C: Places

1 Beijing
Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 87 District close to HA's residence at 2 Kung Hsien Hutung

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "disused temple now a courtyard round the corner from my house".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 88-89. District close to HA's residence at 2 Kung Hsien Hutung

General note

One annotated on the verso by HA "street in my neighbourhood".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 90-92. Beijing

General note

One annotated on the verso by HA "disused palace behind 'Coal Mill'

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 93-114. [Mt. Jinshan in the Western Hills outside Beijing]

General note

Including 5 negs.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 115-116. Prince P'u Ju's residence, the Kung Wang Fu

General note

Now known as the Gong Wang Fu and open to the public: the 18th century Jesuit gateway. Photo by Ann Watkins Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York. Annotated on the verso by HA, [and also by Laurence Sickman]. Published in Memoirs of an Aesthete paperback edition 1984.

ca.1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 117-119. Prince P'u Ju's residence, the Kung Wang Fu

General note

Now known as the Gong Wang Fu: the 18th century Jesuit gateway, neg.and two prints, one annotated on the verso by HA "Baroque gate beside archery gallery in the Kung Wang Fu".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 120-123. Prince P'u Ju's residence, the Kung Wang Fu

General note

Now known as the Gong Wang Fu, one annotated on the verso by HA "the dried up pool with pavilion, Kung Wang Fu" and "Prince P'u Ju's garden in lilac time, Kuan Yu T'ai, or Terrace for Watching the Fish". (Neg. and three prints). Photo by Ann Watkins Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York, [one also annotated on the verso by Laurence Sickman].

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 124-127. Prince P'u Ju's residence, the Kung Wang Fu

General note

Now known as the Gong Wang Fu: the rockery, annotated on the verso by HA "long painted 'gallery' and rockery Kung Wang Fu", and "Yao Yuch T'ai, or Terrace to invite the Moon". Neg.and prints. Photo by Ann Watkins Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York. One also annotated on the verso by Laurence Sickman.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 130-135. Prince P'u Ju's residence, the Kung Wang Fu

General note

Now known as the Gong Wang Fu. 2 negs. and prints. Annotated on the verso by HA. Photo by Ann Watkins Inc. 77 Park Avenue, New York.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 136 Bei Hai Park

General note

This was opened to the public in 1925 and is still open.

1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 137 Bei Hai Park

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "Ching Hsin Chai (Studio of Restful Mind) - favourite …of Empress Dowager Tzu Hai I - Pei Hai Park".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 138 Bei Hai Park

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "Ching Hsin Chai".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 139-142. Bei Hai Park

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "Ching Hsin Chai".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 143-144. Bei Hai Park

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "Wu Lung T'ing (now tea houses) in Pei Hai".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 145-150. Bei Hai Park

General note

Some annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 151-153. Bei Hai Park

General note

One annotated on the verso by HA "pavilion with imperial tablet in Chung Hai".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 154-157. Bei Hai Park

General note

The 18th century dragon screen, two annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 158 [Bei Hai Park]
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 159 Forbidden City (the Hall of Supreme Harmony)

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "Chief throne room, Forbidden City", with people, including a group dressed in western style.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 160 Temple of Heaven

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 161-162. Pagodas [in the Summer Palace, Beijing]

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 163-165. Ming Tombs outside Beijing
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 166 Bei Hai Park

General note

Colour print annotated on the verso and dated 1986 "Remember Pei Hai? It's the only place that hasn't changed much…".

1986
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 167 Chienmen tower

General note

Colour print annotated on the verso and dated 1986 "They tore up the grand old city wall. Chienmen tower is the only part left. Too bad".

1986
Photo-Album: 1 Image : 168-196. [Beijing]

General note

6 Negs. and prints.

ca. 1936
2 China (excluding Beijing and environs) and the Far East
Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 1-4. China: Canton

General note

1932 or 1936 when on both occasions HA stayed at the Victoria Hotel. Two annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1932-1936
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 5-12. China: Macau

General note

When HA stayed at the Hotel Riviera. One annotated on the verso by HA "ruined façade of church of Immaculate Conception, vulgarly called S. Paul's, Macau", and another "Dominican church, Macau", some postcards captioned on the recto. Since 1999 Macau has been a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. Prints mentioned by HA in a letter from Hong Kong to his mother 30 June, 1932.

ca. 1932
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 13-27. Indonesia: Bali

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "Goenoeng Agoeng, Bali's Olympus", "Balinese temple", scenes of a funeral, annotated on the verso by HA "Around the coffin", "Burnt offerings", "King's graves and Rock monastery (Goenoeng Kawi), "Balinese dancers". Postcards captioned on the recto, and one dated on the verso 1935.

ca. 1932-1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 28-35. Indonesia: Java, Prambanan and Borobodur

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1932-1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 36-42. Japan: Keijo (now Seoul in South Korea)

General note

Postcards captioned on the recto.

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 43 Japan: Kamakura
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 44-47. Japan: Nara

General note

Postcards annotated on the verso or recto by HA.

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 48-53. Korea

General note

Colour postcards of local costumes, and a shadow play at Solo (annotated on the verso by HA).

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 54 Thailand: Bangkok
ca. 1932-1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 55-67. Thailand: Bangkok, Wat Phra Keo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

General note

Some annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1932-1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 68-69. Thailand: Bangkok, Wat Benchamabopitr
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 70-72. Thailand: Bangkok, Sapan Han bridge, the bridge at Wat Benchamabopitr, and a floating market

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 73-74. Thailand: Bangkok, Wat Arun

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 75-80. Thailand: Wat Po

General note

Some annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1932-1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 81-84. [Thailand]
ca. 1932-1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 85-87. Vietnam (Hanoi), Chua Motcot (One Pillar Pagoda)

General note

This was destroyed by the French in 1954 but has since been rebuilt.

ca. 1932-1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 88-94. Vietnam (Hanoi), Temple of Confucius

General note

Now called Temple of Literature - Van Mieu. Some annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1932-1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 95-111. Far East

General note

Unidentified.

ca. 1930s

Subseries D: Artwork

Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 112 T'ang horse

General note

Purchased by HA in 1938 and deposited by him in the Peking branch of a New York bank the day before he left China for good. In 1950 it was in San Francisco, and in March 1953 in the Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City. See correspondence between HA and Lawrence Sickman, 1950.
Oversize, VII.D.2. folder 366.

ca. 1938
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 113 Landscape by Prince P'u Ju

General note

Annotated by HA on the verso "(Author's Collection)". Photo by Ann Watkins, Inc. New York.

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 114 Monkey by Prince P'u Ju

General note

Annotated by HA on the verso "imitated from Northern Sung Dynasty painting (Author's Collection)…". Photo by Ann Watkins, Inc. New York.

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 115 Chinese scroll

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA: "a long scroll, gold on blue background by Ch'u-Ying (or Ch'ou Shih-chou) Ming dynasty"(Cho Ying, or Chou Shi Zhou). The translation of the title is: "Longevity as towering as the mountain and happiness as endless as the sea". The signature reads "Qiu Ying made". Qiu Ying (1494-1552) from Suzhou was a popular painter but many fakes were produced of his works and this could be 18th century.

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 116 Chinese scroll

General note

Larger print of #115.
Oversize, VII.D.2. folder 367.

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 117 Painting

General note

Oversize VII.D.2. folder 367.

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 118 Exhibition of Chinese paintings in the interior of Rongbaozhai (or Jung Pao Chai) art shop in Liulichang, Beijing
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 119 Painting signed by Pu Ru (Xinyu, 1896-1963)
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 120 Painting signed by Pu Ru (Xinyu, 1896-1963)
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 121 Painting signed by Pu Ru (Xinyu, 1896-1963)
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 122 Painting signed by Pu Ru (Xinyu, 1896-1963)
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 123 Painting signed by Pu Ru (Xinyu, 1896-1963)
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 124 Painting signed by Pu Ru (Xinyu, 1896-1963)
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 125 Chinese painting

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "Late Sung".

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 126-127. Wild Geese, by Pa Ta Shan Jen

General note

Neg.and print. Annotated on the verso by HA "(Author's Collection)". Photo by Ann Watkins, Inc., 1946. This painting is reported as being in the Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City in March 1953.

1946
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 128 Unsigned genre painting

General note

Probably late Ming/early Qing period (but anyway before the Kangxi period).

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 129-131. Details of unsigned genre painting #128
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 132-134. Portraits of Chinese actors
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 135 Lacquer work

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "An artist in lacquer".

undated
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 136-137. Portraits of Chinese actors
ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 138 Hunting scene

General note

Rubbing from Nan-yang. The mask almost identical with that of the Wu-Sheng protagonist of Wu Sung Ta Hu.

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 139 Group of musicians

General note

Rubbing from a Han Dynasty bas-relief at Nan-yang.

ca. 1935
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 140-142. Prints of flowers
undated
Photo-Album: 2 Image : 143 Art object

General note

Annotated on the recto by HA "13th century Korean".

ca. 1935

Subseries E: The Peking Opera

Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Photo-Album: 3 Image : 1-55. Ma Hsiang [Hsian]- Lin as Pai Shih, the White Snake Lady from Pai Shih Chuan (the actor is also identified as Mao Shih-Lai)

General note

Includes 8 negs. Taken in the porch of HA's residence in Beijing (2 Kung Hsien Hutung), between 1936 and 1939. The prints with '48' stamped on the verso are by Ann Watkins Inc., New York [and the others by Serge Vargassoff, Beijing]. One annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 3 Image : 56-132. Hou Yung-K'uei as Lin Ch'ung in Lin Ch'ung's Escape by Night,

General note

Includes 14 negs. Taken in the porch of HA's residence in Beijing (2 Kung Hsien Hutung), between 1936 and 1939. The prints with '48' stamped on the verso are by Ann Watkins Inc., New York [and the others by Serge Vargassoff, Beijing]. One annotated on the verso by HA, and two in Chinese.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 3 Image : 133-171. Ma Hsiang [Hsian] - Lin as Ch'en Miao-Ch'ang

General note

Includes 6 negs. Taken in the porch of HA's residence in Beijing (2 Kung Hsien Hutung), between 1936 and 1939. The prints with '48' stamped on the verso are by Ann Watkins Inc., New York [and the others by Serge Vargassoff, Beijing].

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 3 Image : 172-178. Ma Hsiang [Hsian] - Lin as Ch'un - Hsiang

General note

Taken in the porch of HA's residence in Beijing (2 Kung Hsien Hutung), between 1936 and 1939. [prints by Serge Vargassoff, Beijing].

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 3 Image : 179-237. Hou Yung - K'uei as Kao Ch'ung

General note

Includes 11 negs. #205. includes a man 'offstage' [HA's servant]. Taken in the porch of HA's residence in Beijing (2 Kung Hsien Hutung), between 1936 and 1939. The prints with '48' stamped on the verso are by Ann Watkins Inc., New York, [and the others by Serge Vargassoff, Beijing].

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 1-31. Hou Yung-K'uei as Wu Sung and Ma Hsiang-lin as P'an Chin-Lien

General note

Including 5 negs. Taken in the porch of HA's residence in Beijing (2 Kung Hsien Hutung), between 1936 and 1939. The prints with '48' stamped on the verso are by Ann Watkins Inc., New York, [and the others by Serge Vargassoff, Beijing].

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 32-34. Hao Chên-chi in T'ou T'ao, stealing the peaches

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 35-36. Shui Lien Tung

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 37-38. Ting T'ien Hsi

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 39-40. Chang Fei

General note

Lu Hua Têng, annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 41-42. Ch'ung K'nei, subduer of demons in Huo P'an

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 43-45. An T'ien Hui

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA, and in Chinese.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 46-47. Son Ping Shan (Li Yuan Pa)

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA, and in Chinese.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 48-49. Ta Hu

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA, and in Chinese.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 50-51. Lin Ch'ung

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 52-53. Shih Hsiu

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 54-57. Wu Sung Ta Hu

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 58 Tiao Hua Chî

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA, and in Chinese.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 59 Chen Ma Ch'ao

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA, and in Chinese.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 60-63. Pen P'o

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA, and in Chinese.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 64 Lien Hua Tao

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA, and in Chinese.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 65-67. Hu Tsun

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA, and in Chinese.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 68-69. Fan Li Hua

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 70-71. Chao Chün Ch'u Tsai

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 72-74. Tui Tao Pu Chan

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 75-78. Ch'ang Shêng Tien

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 79-80. Yu Pei T'ing

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 81-84. Hsi Hsiang Chi

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 85 Ch'in T'iao

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 86-87. Yu Yuan Ching Mêng

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 88-89. Han Shih-Ch'ang as Li Kuei-Chih and Pai Yün-Shêng as Chao Ch'ung in Ch'i Shuang Hui
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 90-93. Chin Hsiang Nao

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 94-100. Hung Niang Hsi Hsiang Chi

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 101-107. Unidentified actors
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 108-110. Unidentified actors

General note

Annotated on the verso in Chinese

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 111-112. Unidentified actors
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 113-120. Unidentified actors

General note

Annotated on the verso in Chinese

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 121-125. Unidentified actors
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 126-127. Unidentified actors

General note

Annotated on the verso in Chinese

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 128-129. Mei Lan-fang as Kuei-Ying and Wang Shao-Lou as Hsiano Ên in Chi'ing Ting Chio,

General note

Annotated on the verso "Mei Lan-fang". Kuei-Ying tries to restrain her father from going to the Ting Mansion in Ch'ing Ting Chu, published on page 112 of  Famous Chinese Plays by Arlington and HA, 1937 (annotated by HA for Oxford University Press in 1955 but not published.

1937
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 130-131. Mei Lan-fang as Kuei-Ying
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 132 Mei Lan-fang
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 133-134. Mei Lan-fang as Lady Dongfang in the first part of Rainbow Pass
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 135 Mei Lan-fang as Chao Nü
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 136-137. Mei Lan-fang
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 4 Image : 138-140. [Mei Lan-fang]
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 1-6. Actor making himself up

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 7-13. Kao Shêng-Lin as Huang Tien-Pa (announcing his name)

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 14-27. Kao Shêng-Lin as Kao Têng, a despotic landlord, in Yen Yang Lou,

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping, one annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 28-35. Kao Shih-Shou as 'Flower Butterfly'

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 36-40. Unidentified actor

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 41-44. Unidentified actor

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 45-50. Hou Yung-K'uei as Sun Wu-K'ung in An T'ien Hui

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping. One annotated on the verso by HA "Hou Yung-K'uei as Sun Wu-K'ung, the Monkey god, from An T'ien Hui, the story of which has been translated by Arthur Waley".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 51 Hua Kuo Shan Mao Chien-Chi

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 52 Unidentified actor

General note

Photo by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 53 Mao Shih-Lai as Yün-chieh in Hsiao Fang-niu
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 54-56. Li Wan-ch'un as Huang T'ien-pa

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 57-58. [Li Wan-ch'un]

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 59-60. [Li Wan-ch'un]

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 61 Wang Fu-shan as Chu Kuang-Tsu, wearing a comedian's 'mai-i-chin' or 'horsetail cap'

General note

Photo by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 62 Mao Ch'ih-Lai as Lien Huan T'ao

General note

Photo by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 63 Unidentified actor
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 64 Unidentified actor

General note

Annotated on the verso "Pigsy".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 65-66. Unidentified actors
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 67 Actor making himself up
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 68-75. Unidentified actors
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 76-77. Head of an unidentified actor

General note

Neg. and print.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 78 Chinese acrobat
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 79-80. Unidentified actors

General note

Annotated on the verso in Chinese.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 81-84. Actors performing in a play

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 85 an unidentified actor

General note

Annotated on the verso.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 86-93. Actors performing in a play

General note

Photos by Serge Vargassoff, Peiping.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 94-119. The Fu Lien Chêng company in Beijing in a performance of Yü Chou Fêng

General note

One annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 120 Neg. of print on page 9 of VII.F.
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 121 Neg. of print on page 11 of VII.F.
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 122 Neg. of print on page 13 of VII.F.
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 123 Neg. of print on page 14 of VII.F.
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 124 Neg. of print on page 16 of VII.F.
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 125 Neg. of print on page 25 of VII.F.
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 126 Neg. of print on page 27 of VII.F.
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 127 Neg. of print on page 32 of VII.F.
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 128 Neg. of print on page 50 of VII.F.
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 129 Neg. of print on page 51 of VII.F.
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 130 Neg. of print on page 53 of VII.F.
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 131 Neg. of two actors
ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 132-136. Japanese Theatre performance, Fukusuke-Nakamura

General note

One annotated on the verso [by HA].

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 137 Japanese Theatre performance

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA "Kicheimon".

ca. 1936
Photo-Album: 5 Image : 138 [Japanese Theatre]

General note

Annotated on the verso by HA.

ca. 1936

Subseries F: Album of Photographs of The Peking Opera

Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Photo-Album: 6 Folder : 1 Large format photos of the Peking Opera pasted onto the page.

General note

On the inside cover is a 'Vargassoff' sticker, so presumably the prints are all by Serge Vargassoff of Beijing. The negatives of 11 of these are in VII.E.5., and some are duplicates of prints in VII.E. No captions, and some blank pages at the end.

ca. 1936

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