Dorcas Cooke Doolittle, Portrait of a Woman (Margaret Breckenridge)
Though small in size, Doolittle's portrait of Margaret Breckenridge commands attention. Head tilted up, eyes looking down and to the side, Breckenridge seems caught in a moment of uncertainty. The strong, warm yellow and pink tones of her face are dramatically juxtaposed with cool shadows of blue, green, and violet. Breckenridge was the daughter of Hugh Breckenridge, Doolittle's instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.