Eda Nemoede Casterton was one of many women artists active in the miniature revival. She belonged to professional organizations, exhibited widely in Paris and throughout America, and taught the craft at the Art Institute of Chicago. Many revival miniatures, including this one, emulated contemporary trends in full-scale oil painting, especially the fashionable, high-society portraiture by artists such as James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Such influences are evident in this work’s virtuoso brushwork, elaborate setting, and air of elegance.
- Artist: Eda Nemoede Casterton, American, 1877-1969
- Medium: Watercolor on ivory in brass frame under glass
- Dates: 1906
- Dimensions: Image (sight): 3 13/16 x 2 3/4 in. (9.7 x 7 cm) Frame: 4 1/2 x 3 7/16 in. (11.4 x 8.7 cm) Frame (height with loop): 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed upper left: "Eda Nemoede 1906 / Casterton"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 31.763
- Credit Line: Museum Collection Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Eda Nemoede Casterton (American, 1877-1969). Mae Olson, 1906. Watercolor on ivory in brass frame under glass, Image (sight): 3 13/16 x 2 3/4 in. (9.7 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 31.763
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)