Boyer Gonzales drawing and watercolor album, 1889-1911  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Artist
Gonzales, Boyer, 1864-1934
Title
Boyer Gonzales drawing and watercolor album
Dates
1889-1911 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 album with 41 drawings and watercolors (1 folder)
Collection Number
PH0902
Summary
Album of drawings and watercolors of the Puget Sound and Seattle in 1889
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Boyer Gonzales, Sr was born on September 22, 1864 in Houston, Texas. His father was a successful cotton broker and the family was able to vacation extensively around the country and in Mexico, including business trips to Seattle. He showed artistic talent at a young age and in 1888 he met Winslow Homer who would become a close friend and artistic influence. In 1894 he received his first formal artistic training and in 1901 he sold his father's cotton firm to devote more time to painting. Throughout his travels to Europe, Mexico and his home town in Texas he was a very active painter, specializing in marine subjects. This included knowledge of marine wildlife and ship construction. In 1912 he built a studio in New York and continued to travel throughout his life. He died on February 14, 1934.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Album of drawings and watercolors of the Puget Sound, Seattle, Salt Lake, Quebec, and San Francisco Bay from 1889-1911. The original drawing pencil is attached to album.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Watercolor and drawing albumReturn to Top

41 drawings and watercolors
Container(s) Description Dates
Album item
1 1
 Drawing with watercolors of the boatEdith
Written on front: Puget Sound, Edith- Port Townsend [ill.]
1889
1 2 circa 1889
1 3 August, 1889
1 4 circa 1889
1 5 August, 1889
1 6 circa 1889
1 7
 Watercolor of a house near a hill
Written on front: Seattle, WA
August, 1889
1 8
blank page
1 9 1889
1 10
blank page
1 11 1889
1 12
 Drawing of a salmon from Puget Sound
Written on front: Salmon Taken Puget Sound 3 lbs.
September 10, 1889
1 13
 Watercolor of two Native Americans and canoes at the Seattle docks.
Written on front: Alaska Indians and canoes, Seattle Docks.
1889
1 14
blank page
1 15 circa 1889
1 16 circa 1889
1 17 circa 1889
1 18
blank page
1 19 circa 1889
1 20 circa 1889
1 21
 Watercolor of ships on water
Written on front: Golden GatePainting has been scribbled on with pencil.
circa 1889
1 22 circa 1889
1 23 circa 1889
1 24
 Shore scene drawing with colored numbering system
Drawing has numbers indicated that correspond to a color key.Written on drawing: 1 DB Sky, yellow sand [ill.] all white, 3 Deep Blue, 4 Dark Brown.
circa 1889
1 25
Unfinished drawing
circa 1889
1 26 circa 1889
1 27
Unfinished drawing
circa 1889
1 28 September 1911
1 29 circa 1900
1 30 September 1911
1 31 January 29, 1890
1 32 1890
1 33
 Watercolor of man sleeping at the Esmond Hotel, Portland, OR
The Esmond Hotel was built in 1881 in downtown Portland at 620 SW Front Avenue by Samuel Coulter who was the organizer of the Washington Lumber Company. It was known for its luxurious rooms and for accommodating President Rutherford B. Hayes during his visit to Portland. The Hotel was demolished in 1908.
circa 1890
1 34 circa 1890
1 35 circa 1890
1 36
 Landscape drawing
Color indications noted on the side of the drawing: [ill.], yellowish, Brown, yellow[ill.]
circa 1890
1 37 circa 1890
1 38 circa 1890
1 39 January 6, 1906
1 40a-c
 Three drawings
40a- drawing of a fish40b- watercolor of Olympic Mountains with sailboats40c- drawing of a man standing in water looking at sailboat
circa 1890
1 41 circa 1890

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Gonzales, Boyer, 1864-1934--Drawings
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Drawings