Forgotten Legacy:
Judicial Portraits by Cornelia Adèle Fassett


Online Exhibition Objects

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Online Exhibition Objects

Mrs. Cornelia Adele Fassett (Artist) Painted "The Electoral Commission" in U.S. Capitol, 1865-1880
Mrs. Cornelia Adèle Fassett (Artist) Painted “The Electoral Commission” in U.S. Capitol, c. 1865-1880
Brady-Handy photograph collection
Library of Congress

Cornelia Fassett
Cornelia Fassett
Mathew Brady (1823-1896)
Architect of the Capitol

“Ladies in attendance in regulation costume at the Metropolitan Fair,” April 23, 1864
“Ladies in attendance in regulation costume at the Metropolitan Fair,” April 23, 1864
Harper’s Weekly
Engraving
Kantor Collection
Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita State University Libraries

Great Central Fair Art Exhibition Catalog Cover, 1864
Great Central Fair Art Exhibition Catalog Cover, 1864
Kantor Collection
Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita State University Libraries

“The great fire at Chicago,” October 8, 1871
“The great fire at Chicago,” October 8, 1871
Currier & Ives
Lithograph
Library of Congress

“Art gallery, centennial international exhibition,” 1876
“Art gallery, centennial international exhibition,” 1876
Thomas Hunter
Lithograph
Library of Congress

1876 International Exhibition Official Catalogue
1876 International Exhibition Official Catalogue
“The Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1876”
“The Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1876”
Cornelia Adèle Fassett (1831-1898), after photographs by Samuel Montague Fassett (1825-1910)
Conté crayon on paper
27 7/8 x 56 11/16 in. (1876.1)

The Waite Court, Spring 1876
The Waite Court, Spring 1876
Samuel Montague Fassett (1825-1910)
Albumen print mounted on board
6 x 9 in. (1874.18.1)

“The Supreme Court of the United States 1876”
“The Supreme Court of the United States 1876”
Samuel Montague Fassett (1825-1910) and Cornelia Adèle Fassett (1831-1898)
Albumen copy print mounted on board above printed signature facsimiles
15 x 19 3/4 in. (1874.17.3)

Justice Samuel F. Miller, 1876
Justice Samuel F. Miller, 1876
Cornelia Adèle Fassett (1831-1898)
Oil on canvas
46 1/4 x 34 1/2 in. (1946.2)

Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite, 1889
Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite, 1889
Cornelia Adèle Fassett (1831-1898)
Oil on canvas
35 1/8 × 30 1/8 in. (1889.3)

The Justices’ Robing Room, U.S. Capitol Building, c. 1900
The Justices’ Robing Room, U.S. Capitol Building, c. 1900
Black-and-white fiberbased silver gelatin copyprint
10 x 8 in.
Architect of the Capitol

Letter written by Supreme Court Marshal J.M. Wright to Cornelia Adèle Fassett, March 20, 1889
Letter written by Supreme Court Marshal J.M. Wright to Cornelia Adèle Fassett, March 20, 1889
Ink, paper
Marshal’s Office Papers

Self-portrait, 1859
Self-portrait, 1859
Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904)
Oil on canvas
40 x 33 in.
© Musée de Grenoble

“The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission,” 1879
The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission, 1879
Cornelia Adèle Fassett (1831-1898)
Oil on canvas
60 x 75 in.
U.S. Senate Collection

Justice Samuel F. Miller, 1876
Justice Samuel F. Miller, 1876
Samuel Montague Fassett (1825-1910)
Original albumen print mounted on board
5 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. (1862.6.1)

Justice Joseph P. Bradley, c. 1870-1880
Justice Joseph P. Bradley, c. 1870-1880
Mathew Brady (1823-1896)
Black-and-white fiberbased silver gelatin print
(1870.29.1)

Justice William Strong, c. 1870-1880
Justice William Strong, c. 1870-1880
Mathew Brady (1823-1896)
Black-and-white fiberbased silver gelatin print
9 1/2 x 7 1/16 in. (1940.66.1)

Justice Stephen J. Field, c. 1860
Justice Stephen J. Field, c. 1860
Mathew Brady (1823-1896)
Original albumen print
6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (1999.243.113)

Justice Nathan Clifford, c. 1875-1880
Justice Nathan Clifford, c. 1875-1880
Mathew Brady (1823-1896)
Albumen print
4 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. (1999.243.117)

Electoral Commission Ticket
Electoral Commission Ticket, 1877
Paper, ink
3 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. (1877.19.1)

Self-portrait of Cornelia Adèle Fassett, detail from “The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission,” 1879
Self-portrait of Cornelia Adèle Fassett, detail from The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission, 1879
Cornelia Adèle Fassett (1831-1898)
Oil on canvas
U.S. Senate Collection

 

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