Bust length portrait, with a mustache and long sideburns.
Pioneers -- California
Leidesdorff was a major San Francisco (Yerba Buena) land owner from about 1844. He was born in the Virgin Islands to a Danish
father and black mother, and came to California in 1841, after a residency in New Orleans. He served as city treasurer, chairman
of the school board, and as United States Vice Consul at San Francisco. He died on May 18, 1848.
From the Robert Cowan collection.
1 painting: visible image 13 x 9 cm.
displayLabel="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">On verso of frame (handwritten by a library staff member, possibly
John Barr Tompkins) are several paragraphs giving the history of the sitter, excerpted from The Annals of San Francisco.;;;displayLabel="Container
or Case Note">Type: frame. Material: wood. Dimensions: 27 x 21.5 cm.;;;displayLabel="Image Package Note">Original component
parts: mat, cover glass. Mat: velvet with metal trimmed oval.;;
Local Call Number:
BANC PIC 1956.014--CASE
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