Richard Morell Staigg, Mrs. Francis Schroeder (Caroline Seaton), ca. 1849, pencil, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1976.34.1
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.
Mrs. Francis Schroeder (Caroline Seaton)
- ca. 1849
- On View
- Not on view.
9 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (23.1 x 18.0 cm) oval
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- Portrait female – Schroeder, Francis, Mrs. – knee length
- Portrait female – Seaton, Caroline – knee length
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