Mrs. Francis Schroeder (Caroline Seaton)
ca. 1849 Richard Morell Staigg Born: Leeds, England 1817 Died: Newport, Rhode Island 1881 watercolor and pencil on paper 9 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (23.1 x 18.0 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1976.34.1 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
Caroline Seaton Schroeder was the daughter of William Seaton, the owner of the newspaper the National Intelligencer, mayor of Washington, D.C., and a regent of the Smithsonian. The pencil outline of Mrs. Schroeder’s dress makes her portrait appear unfinished, as the lower portion of her dress is without color. Richard Morell Staigg used a similar technique in his portrait of Mr. Schroeder.
Portrait female - Schroeder, Francis, Mrs. - knee length
Portrait female - Seaton, Caroline - knee length
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor