Title: Oil Portrait of Elizabeth Kortright Monroe
Description: Elizabeth Monroe became internationally popular when she helped rescue Lafayette’s wife from the guillotine while the Monroes were in France during the French Revolution. Though portrayed here in an elegant and commanding style, ill health clouded Mrs. Monroe’s time in the White House. Because of this, her daughter Eliza took on many of the hosting duties.
Creator: John Vanderlyn
Credit: Courtesy of the Edwards Family