Portrait of Mr. Christian Henry Lilienthal

Henry Augustus Loop (American, 1831–1895)
Currently on view
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions43 × 38 inches
CreditGift of the Estate of Capt. Albert W. von Lilienthal, 1949
Accession Number49.13b

Lilienthal, a tobacco merchant, built his Gothic Revival mansion Belvoir (“beautiful view”) around 1854, on North Broadway uphill from the future site of Glenview, but it suffered a very different fate. In the 20th century, Belvoir was a Jesuit residence and later the Abbey Inn and Restaurant, but its site is now covered with 1950s suburban homes.