Walter Robertson, Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (Catherine van Rensselaer), ca. 1795, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.43
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.
Mrs. Philip John Schuyler (Catherine van Rensselaer)
- ca. 1795
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- Not on view.
image: 3 15/16 x 3 1/16 in. (10.0 x 7.8 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
- Dress – accessory – hat
- Portrait female – Schuyler, Philip van Rensselaer, Mrs. – bust
- Portrait female – Schuyler, Philip van Rensselaer, Mrs. – elderly
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