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Mrs. Adam H. Todd (1819-1850)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1841
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 39 1/2 x 31 3/4 in. ( 100.3 x 80.6 cm )
Credit Line: Bequest of Cornelius Von Erden Mitchell
Object Number: 1966.33
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Marks: signature and date: lower right: "Louise Desnos / 1841"

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Elizabeth Penfold Berrien was the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth (Morris) Berrien, members of a family that settled in Flatbush and Newtown, Long Island, around 1669. In 1844 she married Adam H. Todd, head of the dry goods firm of Todd, Cook and Waldo at 18 Murray Street, New York.