|Mills, Darius O. (Darius Ogden), 1825-1910|
|city||New York City|
|other cities||Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Salem, NY; Buffalo, NY;|
Darius Ogden Mills was an art collector, California pioneer, merchant, banker, real estate investor, hotelier (Mills Hotel) and philanthropist who established the first banking house in California (Gold Bank of D. O. Mills & Co.). He served as president of the New York Botanical Garden and a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Geographical Society, and the Lick estate and Lick observatory.
According to The Art Treasures of America, Mills owned a Jean Léon Gérôme as well as works by: Jules Benczur, J. Benedicter, G. Bockmann, Rosa Bonheur, W.A. Bouguereau, L. Bourges, W. Bradford, F.E. Church, E. Cobbet, T. Couture, A.G. Decamps, P. Delaroche, G. De Nittis, B. Desgoffe, N. Diaz, W. Diez, P. Dubois, J. Dupre, J.L. Gerome, George Inness, Charles Jacque, L. Knaus, J.P. Laurens, Baron H. Leys, E.V. Luminais, R. Madrazo, G. Massini, G. Max, J.L.E Meissonier, F.P. Michetti, David Neal, D.M. Rico, T. Rousseau, F. Roybet, A. Schreyer, A. Simonetti, A. Toussaint, C. Troyon, E. Van Marchke, J.G. Vibert, Jose Villegas, J.F. Weir, E. Zamacois, F. Ziem.
Mills married Jane Templeton Cunningham (1832–1888) in 1854, they had two children: Elizabeth Mills Reid (1858–1931), aka Mrs. Whitelaw Reid; and Ogden Mills (1856–1929).
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