Clara Erskine Clement Waters

General Information

Occupation: Art Historian, Architectural Historian

Date of Birth: January 01, 1834

Date of Death: January 01, 1916

Birth City: St. Louis

Birth State/Province: Missouri

Birth Country: United States

Resident City: Cambridge

Resident State/Province: Massachusetts

Resident Country: United States

Notes: Clara Erskine was tutored privately. She traveled extensively, spending time in Italy, Japan, China, and India. Her writings include texts on the history of architecture, the use of symbolism in Christian Art and a biographical encyclopedia of women artists from the seventh century BCE to the twentieth century CE

Archive/Repository: IAWA, Special Collections Newman Library, Rare Book room

Sources: Willard, Frances E., and Mary A. Livermore, eds. A Woman of the Century: Fourteen Hundred-Seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women in All Walks of Life. Detroit: Gale Research Company, Book Tower, 1967.


Subject: American Art and Architectural Historian

Subject: Women in the Fine Arts


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Publications By

Title: Simple Story of the Orient

Publication: printed privately

Title: Legendary and Mythological Art

City: Boston

Title: Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers, and their Works

Publication: Ticknor and Company

City: Boston

Title: Artists of the Nineteenth Century and their Works

Co-author: Laurence Hut-ton

Title: Eleanor Maitland

Notes: Novel

Title: History of Egypt

Title: Women in the Fine Arts from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company

City: Boston and New York

Title: Christian Symbols and Stories of the Saints

Title: Stories of Art and Artists

Title: Art treasures of Italy

Publisher: Estes and Lauriat

City: Boston

Notes: Newman Library, Spec Folio, N6911.L95 1887 V.1

Title: Angels in Art

Publisher: L.C.Page

City: Boston

Notes: Newman Library, Spec Small, N8090.W3 1898

Title: Charlotte Cushman

Publisher: D. Bogue

City: London

Notes: Newman Library, Spec Storage, PN2287.C8 W4 1882

Publications About

Title: Dosia's Daughter

Author: Henri Greville

Notes: She translated the novel.