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Catherina Elmendorf

Unknown Artist
Made in United States
Oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Katharine H. Aldrich, 2006
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 712
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
By descent to Katrina H. Aldrich.
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