Mrs. Francis Schroeder (Caroline Seaton)

  • Richard Morell Staigg, Mrs. Francis Schroeder (Caroline Seaton), ca. 1849, watercolor and pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1976.34.1

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.

Title
Mrs. Francis Schroeder (Caroline Seaton)
Artist
Date
ca. 1849
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
9 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (23.1 x 18.0 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor and pencil on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Schroeder, Francis, Mrs. – knee length
  • Portrait female – Seaton, Caroline – knee length
Object Number
1976.34.1
Palette
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