Ida Bothe

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Roses in vase by Ida Bothe (1885).

Ida Bothe was an artist and educator in the 19th century. Born in Germany, Bothe moved to Boston, Massachusetts, ca.1880s.[1] She exhibited work in the Boston Art Club, 1881 (a black-and-white "study head ... as masculine as, or even more so than, anything of a similar kind shown by the sterner sex");[2] and the National Academy of Design (1884-1885).[3][4] She established a reputation as a painter ("a new and remarkably vital talent.")[5] Bothe taught art at Wellesley College, 1882-1890.[6] In 1890 she married Baron Ehrenfried von Voss[6] and returned to Germany, to "Cunnersdorf, bei Hirschberg, Schlesien."[7]


  1. ^ Boston Almanac. 1885, 1888
  2. ^ S. R. Koehler. Boston Art Club. Twenty-Fourth Exhibition. American Art Review, Vol. 2, No. 9 (Jul., 1881)
  3. ^ National Academy Notes including the Complete Catalogue of the Spring Exhibition. National Academy of Design, No. 4 (1884).
  4. ^ Exhibition of the National Academy of Design.The Decorator and Furnisher, Vol. 6, No. 2 (May, 1885), p. 47.
  5. ^ Women Who Paint. The Art Union, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Oct., 1885).
  6. ^ a b Boston Traveller, April 15, 1890
  7. ^ Wellesley College record, 1875-1912; a general catalogue of officers and students

Further reading[edit]

  • An art teacher's romance. Boston Traveller, April 15; reprinted in New York Times, April 20, 1890.