Mrs. Francis Schroeder (Caroline Seaton)

  • Richard Morell Staigg, Mrs. Francis Schroeder (Caroline Seaton), ca. 1849, pencil, watercolor, 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)
Artists
Date
ca. 1849
On View
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
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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