John Christopher Schulz

Artist: Vallée, Jean François de la
Date: ca. 1800

As a child Schulz came to Carolina from Germany. He became a merchant in Columbia, married, and then settled in Pendleton, SC, where he became a friend of Vice-President John C. Calhoun. It was at Calhoun's house, Fort Mill, that Schulz died. Letters written in 1829 to his eldest daughter while on an expedition into Georgia reveal him as a devoted and loving father and husband, and as having a sense of adventure and humor. Vallee captured a slightly wistful expression on Schuiz's face. The opaque background and the clear silhouette, as well as the delineation of the hair, are all hallmarks of Vallee's style.


This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984

  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 2 7/8 X 2 1/4 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: 17?-1833
  • Signature: Vallee pt
  • Signature Location: bottom right
  • Credit: Gift of Mary Stanyarne Flud
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1956.009.0001
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