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Waters, Clara Erskine Clement (1834–1916) - Art History

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Clara Erskine Clement Waters was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to John Erskine, a businessman, and Harriet Bethiah (Godfrey) Erskine. Clara was privately tutored and on August 3, 1852, married James Hazen Clement, also a businessman. The family moved to Newton, Massachusetts. While there Clara began traveling and writing a series of art handbooks: A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art (1871), Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers, and Their Works (1874), and, with Laurence Hutton, Artists of the Nineteenth Century and Their Works (1879). She wrote a novel, Eleanor Maitland , in 1881, and a biography of the actress Charlotte Cushman the next year. During this time, her husband died; in 1882 she married Edwin Forbes Waters, owner of the Boston Daily Advertiser and an author himself. She continued to travel abroad and made a trip around the world in 1883–1884. In 1886 she wrote A Handbook of Christian Symbols and Stories of the Saints as Illustrated in Art , followed by Stories of Art and Artists , published the next year. In the early 1890s she concentrated on books on foreign cities: Venice the Queen of the Adriatic (1893), Naples(1894), and Rome the Eternal City and Constantinople (both 1896). She wrote Angels in Art in 1898, Saints in Art the following year, Heroines of the Bible in Art in 1900, and Women in the Fine Arts in 1904. Waters continued to travel, climbing the Great Pyramid at the age of sixty-six. She died on February 29, 1916, in Brookline, Massachusetts, of chronic myocarditis.

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over 5 years ago

I have the origional book of art and artists by clara erskine clement made in 1886. I'm trying to sell it but I dont know who to sell it to.