Serena Martin Schoonmaker is my great, great
grandmother. I grew up admiring her likeness, and inherited the painting a few years ago. This beautiful portrait inspires me artistically, and I am in awe of the artistry it evokes. I am honored to have Serena in my possession. Serena's pretty face, her jewelry, outfit and her name are all in keeping with the desire of having an online presence that exudes beauty, and elegance. Serena was painted by artist John Vanderlyn Jr. of Kingston New York. Her portrait is about 150 years old.