George James Cornell (c. 1821-1857)
Pastel on beige paper
Overall: 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. ( 31.1 x 26.7 cm )
signature and date: at bottom: "fagnani 1856" inscription: on back: "George James Cornell / Son of /Robert Comfort Cornell / by Fagnani"
The subject of this portrait was the only child of Robert Comfort Cornell (d. 1844) and Amy (Lovett) Cornell. He was a lawyer in New York and from 1847 maintained offices at 69 Wall Street. He was Republican representative of the fourth district of New York County in the New York State Assembly in 1849.
Gift of Mrs. Francis P. Webb
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