Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (Catherine van Rensselaer)

  • Walter Robertson, Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (Catherine van Rensselaer), ca. 1795, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.43

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The marriage of Catherine van Rensselaer (1734-1803) and Philip Schuyler in 1755 united two of the oldest and most prominent families of Albany, New York. Their home, Schuyler Mansion, is now a landmark. “Kitty,” as she was known, was considered quite a beauty in her youth, but here she is a much older woman. She gave birth to fifteen children, three of whom were born after she had turned forty years old.

Title
Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (Catherine van Rensselaer)
Artists
Date
ca. 1795
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image: 3 15/16 x 3 1/16 in. (10.0 x 7.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – accessory – hat
  • Portrait female – Schuyler, Philip van Rensselaer, Mrs. – bust
  • Portrait female – Schuyler, Philip van Rensselaer, Mrs. – elderly
Object Number
1999.27.43
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