Cornelius Berrien Mitchell (1843-1910)
Watercolor, gouache, and gold metallic pigment with selective glazing on card
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 4.1 x 3.5 cm )
inscribed: on back: "Marra Painted/23 Union Sq. N.Y."
Verso inscribed and signed in blue ink: "Marra Painted / 23 Union Sq. N.Y."
The subject was the second son of William Mitchell and Mary Penfold (Berrien) Mitchell of New York. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Columbia College and later worked as a dry goods commission merchant and auctioneer. This miniature is a reproduction of a detail of another miniature in the Society's collection (1966.19), in which Cornelius is pictured with his brother, Edward.
Bequest of Cornelius von Erden Mitchell
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