Elliott, Charles Loring

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Charles Loring Elliott, 1812–68, American painter, b. Scipio, Cayuga co., N.Y.; pupil of John Trumbull and John Quidor. His portraits number over 700. His principal works include the portraits of Matthew Vassar (Vassar); A. B. Durand (Corcoran Gall.); several governors of New York (City Hall, New York City); Fletcher Harper; Erastus Corning (state lib., Albany, N.Y.); James E. Freeman (National Acad. of Design, New York City); Caleb Gasper, Mrs. James C. Griswold, M. B. Brady, and a self-portrait (Metropolitan Mus.).