Early Collectors of Japanese Prints and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

@article{MeechPekarik1982EarlyCO,
  title={Early Collectors of Japanese Prints and the Metropolitan Museum of Art},
  author={Julia Meech-Pekarik},
  journal={Metropolitan Museum Journal},
  year={1982},
  volume={17},
  pages={93 - 118}
}
Cassilly, a New Yorker with an interest in Oriental art, donated two albums (JP205, 2o6), and the subsequent rapid growth of this collection is closely tied to a handful of diverse personalities centered in New York City. By 1949, the year of the purchase of the Louis V. Ledoux collection, all but a few hundred of the present 3,600 prints had been accessioned. New York was not the only center of Japanese print collecting in America (Boston and Chicago were in the forefront), and the… 

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