Charles Erskine Scott Wood papers relating to Albert Pinkham Ryder

Collection ID:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944
Physical Description:
2 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An unfinished letter to Wood from Albert Pinkham Ryder, Oct. 2, 1899, in which Ryder comments on his painting, and updates Wood of his progress. In it he writes "an ounce of poetry added to a picture is worth many pounds of paint." Enclosed with the letter is a note to Wood "This is a letter I think he wrote you and forgot to mail years ago," presumably written by Louise Fitzpatrick. Also included is a clipping from THE SUN regarding a Ryder memorial exhibition, March 17, 1918, annotated "compliments of W.J. McGurie."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wood was a painter, lawyer, and collector. He owned work by his friend Albert Pinkham Ryder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1991 by Katherine Caldwell, Wood's stepdaughter.

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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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