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Mrs. Albert H. Wright (1837-1898)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 x 29 in. ( 91.4 x 73.7 cm )
signature: right center: "Hoffman / 1859"
Gallery Label: 
Emma Louise Burr was the eldest daughter of Henry A. Burr and Harriet Ann (Riblett) Burr of New York. She was married to Albert H. Wright, a business associate of her father's, on September 25, 1855. She divorced Wright about 1868 and became the second wife of Cornelius Henry Van Ness (1817-1911), a railroad executive; the couple lived on their estate at Cornwall-on-the-Hudson. Van Ness's third wife was the donor of this portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Cornelius H. Van Ness
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group