Woman Dressed in black gown with gold scarf knotted around her throat.  Mounted in plain gilt frame.

Cornelia Seward Canfield Portrait by John Peter Frankenstein

c. 1830-1835

Oil portrait on canvas of Cornelia Seward Canfield (1805-1839) sister to Sec. William Henry Seward.  Painted by German Artist John Peter Frankenstein, John Peter Frankenstein (1816-1881) was a mostly self-taught portrait painter. He quickly became a famous portrait painter and sculptor and worked mostly in Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and New York.