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William Mitchell (1801-1886)

William Mitchell (1801-1886)
William Mitchell (1801-1886)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm )
Credit Line 
Bequest of Cornelius von Erden Mitchell
Object Number 
signature and date: lower left: "D. Huntington / 1875"
Gallery Label 
The subject was born in New York, graduated from Columbia College in 1820, and was admitted to the bar in 1823. He was elected a justice of the New York State Supreme Court in 1849 and its presiding justice in 1854. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his grandson.
Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. 2, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 544-5.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group