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Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt (1767-1854)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1850
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 36 x 28 in. ( 91.4 x 71.1 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of A.D. Ayrault
Object Number: 1953.324
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Phebe Hand married Cornelius Van der Bilt (later spelled Vanderbilt) (1764-1832) and lived on a farm near Port Richmond, Staten Island. Her fourth child, the second son, was Commodore Vanderbilt who founded the Vanderbilt fortune in the mid-19th century.