Scope and Content
Title: Charles Conder Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1900-1913
Collection number: 741
Creator: Conder, Charles Edward, 1868-1909
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Charles Conder (1868-1909) was born in London. He studied painting in Sydney, Melbourne and Paris. He specialized in portrait
and landscape painting. The collection consists of letters to Conder and to his wife from English and French personnages of
the art world illustrating tastes and aesthetic values of their social class during the early 20th century when art nouveau
was in vogue.
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[Identification of item], Charles Conder Papers (Collection 741). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Conder was born in London on October 24, 1868; spent early childhood in India; went to Australia in 1885 and studied painting
in Sydney and Melbourne; continued studies in Paris in 1890 at Académie Julian and the Louvre; exhibited with William Rothenstein
in Paris, and at the New English Art Club (NEAC) and Carfax Gallery in London; specialized in portrait and landscape painting;
settled in London in 1897; declining health forced him to give up painting in 1906; died at Virginia Water on April 9, 1909.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of letters to Conder and to his wife from English and French personnages of the art world. Correspondents
include: More Adey, Douglas Ainslie, Charles Ricketts, Charles Shannon, and Walter Sickert. Letters illustrate tastes and
aesthetic values of their social class during the early 20th century when art nouveau was in vogue. Also in the collection
are several letters about the Conders which were written after their death. One of these letters, addressed to Sir Hugh P.
Lane, director, National Gallery of Dublin, gives a biographic sketch of Conder.
From the library of William Rothenstein:
A collection, dating
ca. 1900-1913, of letters to Charles Conder, a minor English painter, and to his wife from English and French personages of the
art world: painters, critics, collectors, gallery proprietors, and art patrons. These interesting letters afford a good impression
of the tastes and aesthetic values of a particular social class during the first decade of the 20th. century when Art Nouveau
was in vogue.
Also in the collection are several letters regarding the Conders, written after the death of both husband and wife. One of
these, addressed to Sir Hugh P. Lane, Director, National Gallery of Dublin, gives a quite lenghty biographic sketch of Charles
The collection numbers 191 manuscripts and 2 pieces ephemera. A list of correspondents follows.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Conder, Charles Edward, 1868-1909--Archives.
Artists--Great Britain--Archival resources.