Cornelius Berrien Mitchell (1843-1910)

Object Number: 
1966.20
Date: 
c. 1848
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and gold metallic pigment with selective glazing on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 4.1 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on back: "Marra Painted/23 Union Sq. N.Y."
Inscriptions: 
Verso inscribed and signed in blue ink: "Marra Painted / 23 Union Sq. N.Y."
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Cornelius von Erden Mitchell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group