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Cornelius Berrien Mitchell (1843-1910)
Date: c. 1848
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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 )
Credit Line: Bequest of Cornelius von Erden Mitchell
Object Number: 1966.20
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Marks: inscribed: on back: "Marra Painted/23 Union Sq. N.Y."
Inscribed: Verso inscribed and signed in blue ink: "Marra Painted / 23 Union Sq. N.Y."

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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.