HUBBELL, Mrs. George Wolcott (Cornelia Sherrill Churchill)

Present Whereabouts Unknown.

M. KNOEDLER & CO., 355 Fifth Avenue (corner Thirty-fourth Street), New York, November 23 – December, 1904.

Brooklyn Life, December 3, 1904


Painted in the winter of 1903/1904.

The sitter (Cornelia Sherrill Churchill) was born on 4 March 1858, and married on 26 January 1876 George Wolcott Hubbell (born 1847) and had two children: Grace Churchill Hubbell (born 1877) who married 3 June 1902 Dr. Henry Cottrell Rowland; and Major George Wolcott Hubbell Jr (born 1878). The 1930 New York Blue Book says that Mrs Hubbell and her son were living at 59 West 46th Street.

In a letter in the artist’s papers, undated – but from early 1904, written from 105, East 18th Street, New York, Mrs. Hubbell wrote as follows:

‘My dear Mr. Ury,

Mr Hubbell is away taking a cure at Hot Springs so I will enclose here my check for the frame. I want to tell you also, how very much I appreciate your extreme kindnesses to me. My portrait is such a delight to my family, & I am very proud in its possession; but I have thanked you so often – it will weary you. I hope you will come to Greenwich & see it in its own home. Trusting to see you soon.

             I am very sincerely your friend, Ena C. Hubbell.’

Presumably it was sent to their home ‘Shadow Lawn’, Greenwich, Connecticut.