Erastus Corning I (1794-1872)

Charles Loring Elliott (1812-1868)
Date: 1864
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 50 5/8 H x 40 5/8 W
Inscription: Signed, lower left: C.L. Elliot / 1864; inscribed on back: Erastus Corning Sr. / Painted By C. L. Elliot 1864
Provenance: Descended from the subject through the family
Credit: Gift of Mrs. Edwin Corning
Accession Number: 1974.71.1
Comments: A merchant, manufacturer, and banker, Erastus Corning organized the New York Central Railroad. A Democrat, he served as mayor of Albany and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.