Erastus Corning I (1794-1872)

Charles Loring Elliott (1812-1868) Artist
1864 Date:
Oil on canvas Medium
50 5/8 H x 40 5/8 W Dimensions
Signed, lower left: C.L. Elliot / 1864; inscribed on back: Erastus Corning Sr. / Painted By C. L. Elliot 1864 Inscription
Descended from the subject through the family Provenance
Gift of Mrs. Edwin Corning Credit
1974.71.1 Accession number
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. Additional comments

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