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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 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 15


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.

Keywords

Portrait female - Schroeder, Francis, Mrs. - knee length

Portrait female - Seaton, Caroline - knee length

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

pencil

paper

About Richard Morell Staigg

Born: Leeds, England 1817 Died: Newport, Rhode Island 1881

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