Featured Family Paper – Watercolor Sketch

Form: Painting

Title: From My Window in Hotel

Artist: Eva Scott Fenyes

Date: April 26, 1896

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Dimensions: H: 10 cm., W: 15 cm.

Collection: Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo Papers

Subgroup: Eva Scott Fenyes

Object ID: ESF.008.1895 [Container: Box 208]

Credit Line: Gift of The Y.A. and Leonora Curtin Paloheimo Trust

Remarks: Eva Scott Fenyes created 14 folio volumes of pencil, ink, and watercolor sketches that chronicle her life and travels between the years 1869 – 1928. Volume 8 includes sketches from her trip to Hungary and Austria in 1896. This watercolor of Budapest, Hungary was sketched in the year she married Adalbert Fenyes in that city.

More than 3,800 watercolors and sketches painted by Eva Scott Fenyes document her life and travels from 1866 to 1929. These are preserved in the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo Papers. All of these images are digitized and available for viewing in the Research Library & Archives. The Braun Research Library of the Autry National Center also houses more than 300 watercolors by Eva Fenyes of California adobes and missions. The Autry’s online exhibition Capturing California’s Romantic Past: The Watercolor Works of Eva Scott Fenyes presents a biography of Eva Fenyes along with fifty-six images of her paintings from their collection. The entire Braun Research Library Collection of works by Eva Scott Fenyes can also be viewed online.