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355

American School

Portrait of Cornelia Eliza Morse

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Property from a Martha's Vineyard Collection

American School

American School

Portrait of Cornelia Eliza Morse

Portrait of Cornelia Eliza Morse

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

88,200

USD

Property from a Martha's Vineyard Collection

American School, 19th Century

Portrait of Cornelia Eliza Morse


oil on panel

circa 1830

Height 46 in. by Width 18 ¼ in.

Touch-up applied to 6 in. crack at top and over right eye


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By descent through the family from Eaton, New York;
Olde Hope Antiques, New York.
Cornelia Eliza Morse (Raymond) was born on January 1, 1820 in Eaton, New York. She married John Howard Raymond in 1840 and the couple had three daughters and two sons. During their marriage, John served as the first president of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and the second president of Vassar College. He was regarded as a moral and intellectual guiding light who played a pivotal role in the early founding of these institutions. Cornelia passed away on February 1, 1905 in Brooklyn.