John Stoneacre Ellis (1828-1896)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 in. ( 6.7 x 5.1 cm )
Signed: at left:"Lydia Field Emmet" Inscribed: on the inside of case cover:"J. S. E/1828/Died 1896"
Ellis was the son of Dr. Samuel Corp Ellis and Elizabeth (Van Horne) Ellis, the father of Augustus Van Horne Ellis, and the father-in-law of the donor. He was a brigadier general in the California militia and high sheriff of San Francisco.
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
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