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Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877)

Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877)
Title
Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877)
Date 
Mid-19th century
Medium 
Painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 3/4 x 9 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. ( 73 x 23.8 x 21.6 cm )
Description 
Portrait (full-length)
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
X.83
Marks 
inscribed: on bottom in red paint: "S-99" [old N-YHS cat #]
Gallery Label 
Commodore Vanderbilt, founder of the Vanderbilt fortunes, was born at Port Richmond, Staten Island, the son of Cornelius and Phebe (Hand) Vanderbilt. A tycoon in finance, railroads, steamships, and other areas of business, he rose to be one of the wealthiest Americans of the 19th century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group