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Water Color Club administrative record book, 1887-1916

Water Color Club (Boston, Mass.)


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (1 v. on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Administrative record book of the Water Color Club including minutes of meetings, constitution and by-laws, sales records containing artists' names and prices, treasurers' reports, members' lists, an exhibition invitation, and blank season exhibition tickets.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art society. Formed in Boston, 1887, by a group of women artists for the purpose of holding annual exhibitions and sales of their works. Among the leading women artists represented were: Elizabeth Boott Duveneck, Lilian Westcott Hale, Laura Coombs Hills, and Sarah Wyman Whitman. Men were admitted in 1896, including Maurice Prendergast, John LaFarge, Edmund Tarbell, Frank Benson and Charles Woodbury. This volume is the only exisitng record of the Club for that period. The organization continues today as the New England Watercolor Society.


Record book was purchased from Peterborough Used Books and Prints, Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4130 available at all Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Water Color Club administrative record book, 1887-1916. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.