Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers, 1892-1984.


Williams, Esther Baldwin, 1867-1964. Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers, 1892-1984.

Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers, 1892-1984.

Correspondence; and a photograph album; printed material; clippings; and miscellany of painter Esther Baldwin Williams and her daughter Esther Williams (McKinney). Photocopies of sixteen letters from Maurice Prendergast, to his friend and patron, Esther (Mrs. Oliver) Baldwin Williams, Boston, 1904-1918. In addition to customary personal and friendly comment, he writes of his loss of hearing in 1905, the "eye strain" which forced him to give up painting that year, sales of his paintings to her, his reaction to French paintings in Paris in 1907, influence of CeĢzanne on him, details a jury's rejection of a Luks painting in 1904 and its superiority over a Sargent painting which was accepted, exhibitions of his work, mutual friends Charles Prendergast, Arthur B. Davies, William Glackens, and his illness in Venice in 1911. Frequent lengthy, descriptive and endearing letters to Williams and her husband, from her daughter, Esther Williams, in Paris. She discusses her painting, her thoughts on various aspects of life, impressions of current events, her daily activities; routine business correspondence with galleries, institutions and associations, e.g. Rockport Art Association (in many cases rough drafts of her replies); letters to Esther Williams from Louis Eilshemius, Furman J. Finck, Leon Kroll, and friends in which they talk about their work, refer to world events (1930's), their daily routines (in some instances her response is in rough draft); clippings; printed material; and miscellany. One family photograph album including ca. 328 photographs of babies, mothers and children, and group photographs, undated. A biographical account, 1979; 2 diaries, 1892 and 1902; 4 sketchbooks, undated and ca. 1910; an exhibition catalog of portraits by Adelaide Cole Chase; and a book CHARLES ABBOT BALDWIN AND HIS FAMILY by Nadia Williams, 1984.

1.4 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)

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