Catherina Elmendorf (b. 1747) was a daughter of Petrus Edmundus Elmendorf (1715–1765) and Mary Crooke (b. 1721) of Kingston, New York. The artist, who remains unidentified, carefully delineated key aspects of the sitter’s clothing and surroundings. Pinned to Catherina’s bodice is an intricate lace stomacher, and she holds a red carnation in her left hand. Her right hand is cupped upward in a gesture of receiving.
Inscription: lower right (on side panel of kast): A°: 1752
Artist: Unknown Artist (Italian, 19th century)Date: after 1821Medium: Sketchbook with faded calfskin binding, pink endpapers and 56 views of Naples arranged two a page on 28 facing pages: pages 1-24 in watercolor over graphite, pages 25-28 in gouache.Accession: 1975.1.557On view in:Not on view