Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902)
Charles L. Tiffany founded the famous silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. in 1837. The business began as a small stationery and gift shop, Tiffany and Young. This portrait depicts the young entrepreneur in 1840, before his firm became a major retailer of fine silver.
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Comfort Tiffany Gilder
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