These women are thought to be part of the Cory family. This relaxed portrait illustrates the clothing and jewelry of the period in great detail. About the artist: Eva Kottinger Burnett's father, John W. Kottinger, was married to Maria Bernal. Bernal's father Augustin was awarded a very large land grant in Alameda County, and the Kottingers settled on Rancho el Valle de San José, Maria's portion of the grant. Eva grew up on the rancho, later attending the College of Notre Dame in San José. From 1893 to 1903 she is listed in the San José City Directories as an artist, and from 1902 to 1903 as a teacher of drawing.